Armed Suspect Robs Family Video Store


Police were looking for an armed suspect who robbed a northeast Columbus store.

It happened just before 11 Friday night at the Family Video store at 5304 north Hamilton Road.

Police said the suspect had a semi-automatic handgun, and demanded that the store employee fill a white plastic bag with cash.

He got away with about $275 and drove away in a white Ford Taurus. Witnesses said it was an older model.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black man in his 20s, with dreds and a light goatee.

Surveillance video was not immediately available.

If you have information, call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-4881.

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