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Police searching for 2 suspects accused of stealing vehicle, hitting pedestrian in northeast Columbus

The incident happened outside a convenience store in the 2200 block of Parkwood Avenue.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police released surveillance video Wednesday in hopes of finding two people accused of stealing a vehicle and hitting a person.

The incident happened on Oct. 4 outside a convenience store in the 2200 block of Parkwood Avenue in northeast Columbus.

According to police, two people walked up to a black 2009 Chevy Malibu parked at a convenience store in the 2200 block of Parkwood Avenue. 

In the video, two people walked up to a black 2009 Chevy Malibu to see if it was unlocked. After discovering that it was unlocked, one of them got inside the car and started to drive away as the owner of the vehicle exited the store. 

The video then showed the driver speeding up to leave the scene and struck a person who was walking to the store. 

Police ask that people do not leave their cars unlocked or leave them running and unattended. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-2091 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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