Bold Bandits Strike Same Gas Station Three Times In One Night


Police are on the hunt for a pair of robbers who hit a southeast Columbus gas station three times within the span of several hours.

The first incident started around 1:30 a.m. on Monday at a United Dairy Farmers on Noe Bixby Road.   Police say the men entered the store, but no employees were at the counter.  The thieves then stole several items before fleeing on foot.

About an hour later, police say the same men returned, but were now armed.  They robbed the clerk and fled once again with cash from the register. It’s unclear how much money was stolen.

While 10TV’s Tino Ramos was on scene reporting on the first two robberies across the street from the UDF, the store was robbed a third time.

Police say the same men entered the same store just before 7:00 a.m. wearing the same clothing to rob the same employees.  

However, 10TV did not capture the robbery in progress on camera.

All three incidents were captured on surveillance cameras.   

Meanwhile, employees revealed to police they recognize the men as past patrons of the store.  

One suspect is described as a black male in his late teens, 140 lbs, with a dark complexion.  He was wearing metal rim glasses and a black hoodie.  He brandished a silver handgun.

The second suspect is a black male 16- or 17-years-old.  He had a light complexion, acne, wearing black shorts and a black hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4665

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