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Panic button foils ax robbery

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

A Columbus store owner may have avoided getting robbed by a man wielding an ax by hitting the panic button. 

 


On Saturday, an officer was dispatched to King''s Grocery, at 1702 MLK Drive, in reference to a panic alarm. Once on scene, the officers realized it was an armed robbery. 

 


The store owner said a black male went into the store with an ax. The store owner hit the panic button. The black male left the store before officers arrived on scene. 

 


 

 


Other incidents 

 


The following other incidents were reported by the CPD: 

 


     

     


  • On Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Highway 45 North in reference to burglary of an auto. A Bank First credit card was stolen from the vehicle. The offender was able to make several purchases with the card before it was canceled. 

     


  • On Friday, an officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of Wheat Street in reference to burglary of an auto. The complainant saw three males with the driver''s door open on her vehicle. The complainant yelled to them and they ran from the car. Nothing was reported missing. 

     


  • On Friday an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of McHall Drive in reference to burglary of a home. The home owner came home and a black male was standing in her house. The complainant said she fought with him and he ran out the door. Nothing was reported missing from the home. 

     


  • On Saturday, an officer was dispatched to Matilda Drive in reference to burglary of an auto. Entry was gained by breaking the right rear vent window. A purse with a cell phone and undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the vehicle  

     


  • On Sunday, an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Sixth Street North in reference to a robbery. The victim said a black male hit him from behind and demanded money. The victim emptied his pockets to show he didn''t have any money. The black male grabbed a bag the victim was carrying and ran from the area. The bag contained a laptop. 

     


    Cases have been turned over to the CPD Criminal Investigations Division. 

     


 

 

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Article Comment 14/88 commented at 10/9/2009 7:22:00 AM:

GO FIGURE....

 

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