Columbus Police hope they took a serial robber off the streets after two separate incidents Monday night where a man tried to hold up two women in North Columbus.
According to police, 20-year-old Clinton Agbor approached a woman at Norwhich Street and North 4th Street as she exited her car.
Officers said Abgor pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and held the victim at her car as he demanded money from her.
When the victim said she did not have any money, police said Agbor told her to drive away as he took off in the opposite direction.
Police said about 20 minutes later, Agbor stopped his car in the middle of Richards Road.
He ran up to a second woman as she sat in her car in her driveway.
Officers said Agbor jumped into the passenger seat of the woman’s car, pointed a gun at her, and ordered her to drive somewhere.
The victim, who did not want us to use her name, spoke to 10TV about what happened next. "The best thing I could do is distract him. And so I made up a story. I wasn't scared until I didn't know where to hide. I hid under the car and I was really afraid he was looking for me."
The victim was able to stall for a moment before she got out of her car and ran.
Police said a neighbor heard her calls for help and called 911.
Agbor then approached responding officers who were gathered around the car he abandoned in the middle of Richards Road, and asked what they were doing with his car.
Agbor was taken into custody and identified as the suspect from the first attempted robbery.
He was charged with aggravated robbery.
Agbor was out on bond for numerous other recent robberies that were committed in a similar fashion.
Those robberies remain under investigation.
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