Grove City police officers responded Dec. 9 to a residence on the 2900 block of Buxton Lane where an armed robbery had just occurred.
The victim told police a younger man knocked on his door just after 6 p.m. and entered his house when he opened the door. The man pointed a handgun toward the victim's face and demanded to know where his safe was, reports stated. The younger man was accompanied by an older man who did not say anything.
When the victim told the men he did not own a safe, they forcibly took $250 in cash, which included money in the victim's wallet and the coins from a change jar, according to reports. They then left the residence.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* An officer was dispatched at 4:28 p.m. Dec. 4 to a business on the 4400 block of Broadway on a report of a stolen car.
An employee had moved the vehicle, which is owned by a Commercial Point man, from a parking lot to the front of the building a little after noon Dec. 4 and left the windows rolled down and the key in the vehicle. Someone else took the vehicle, driving southbound on Broadway.
An employee of the business located the vehicle a few hours later at U.S. Route 62 and Old Harrisburg Road in Orient. The owner was contacted and went to where the car had been found. He said he did not want to pursue charges because his car was not damaged and was recovered before his insurance company got involved.
* An Illinois man reported a generator and several tools were stolen from his work truck Dec. 9 while it was parked at a hotel on the 3900 block of Jackpot Road. The theft occurred between 2:59 and 3:08 p.m. Total loss was $1,850, reports stated.
* A Florida man told police a laptop computer and cellphone were stolen Dec. 7 from his pickup truck while he was at a store on the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway. The man said he went into the store at 7:30 p.m. and returned about 40 minutes later. Total loss was $1,100, according to reports.
* Two residents on the 3600 block of Sterling Park Circle told police their vehicles were damaged.
One man reported Dec. 6 that the passenger-side window of his work truck was broken overnight, but nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle. Total damage was $400, reports stated.
The other resident told police all four tires on his pickup truck were punctured, causing $1,000 in damage. The incident occurred between 6 p.m. Dec. 8 and 6:15 a.m. Dec. 9.
* Two residents of the 2200 block of Near Drive reported Dec. 7 the catalytic converters were stolen from their cars.
The first resident told police the incident involving his car occurred between 3 a.m. and noon Dec. 7.
The second resident reported the theft from her car occurred between 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 8:40 a.m. Dec. 7.
* An officer responded at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 11 to the parking lot of a store on the 1600 block of Stringtown Road to take a stolen vehicle report from a Columbus man.
The man told police he had given the keys to his pickup truck to a woman so she could get some gas at 3:20 p.m. After about two hours, the woman had not returned the vehicle and he called the police.
The man said he did not know the woman's name although he had been seeing her for about two weeks.