Alleged Serial Robber Makes Her First Court Appearance


A female robbery suspect who was tackled by restaurant employees over the weekend is getting her first day in court.

Courtney Collmar is suspected in at least a dozen robberies, including some in north Columbus, Clintonville and Worthington.

On Tuesday, Collmar showed no reaction as the prosecutor described the ordeal on Sunday as money flew into the air as her alleged victims were tackling her during the attempted robbery.

10TV spoke with employees at General Tso's in northwest Columbus about their role in ending what police call a robbery spree.

When Collmar attempted to rob the restaurant, the clerk yelled in Taiwanese and others in the back came running and tackled the would-robber.  Those employees pinned her down until police arrived.

They say she was carrying a fake gun when she attempted to rob the restaurant.

Officers also say Collmar is behind about a dozen recent robberies, including one at a Worthington Dairy Queen.

Chun-Wei Tang, the owner of General Tso's, spoke exclusively to 10TV, saying, “if you want money go to the bank, go to Hollywood Casino. Don't come to (my) restaurant.”

The judge set Collmar's next court date and ordered her held on a $250,000 bond.