Craigslist Ad Leads To Armed Robbery In Southeast Columbus


Police have arrested a robbery suspect in southeast Columbus.

Police said a suspect robbed one person at gunpoint at the Shell gas station on Livingston Avenue and Alum Creek Drive around 5:30 Thursday morning.

According to authorities, the victim created a personal ad on Craigslist and met up early Thursday morning with the robbery suspect, who police say is Brandon Price.

The pair were subsequently pulled over by police, but were let go.

Later in the morning, Price drew a gun and forced the victim to drive to an ATM to withdraw money.

The victim called police, who recognized Price's name from an earlier stop.

Police located the suspect sleeping in his mother's attic and was taken into custody.

Officers recovered cash and a stolen cell phone.  They're also encouraging any other victims to come forward.