COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Genoa Township Police Department is investigating the theft of three vehicles within a two-hour span Thursday night.
Chief Steve Gammill said the vehicles were taken between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. They were stolen from 3000 block of Sunbury Road, 7000 block of Big Walnut Road and 5000 block of Highland Hills Drive.
Gammill said police believe the same group of suspects drove to each location, stealing the vehicles in that order. He adds it’s likely the suspects were at multiple locations looking for cars to steal.
Gammill said they believe two of the vehicles were unlocked with keys in them.
“We are a safe community but we are not immune to criminals coming here to look for opportunities to commit crimes. It is important that you lock your vehicles and remove your valuables from them,” he said.
One of the vehicles was recovered last night after crashing in the 5000 block of Somerset Avenue. Two suspects were running from the area.
A second vehicle was recovered on Big Walnut Road just before 9 a.m. Friday.
The third vehicle, a white Nissan SUV, was pursued briefly by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Gammill said the pursuit was terminated and that vehicle has not been located.
If anyone saw anything suspicious in those areas during those times, or have any video that may be helpful, you are asked to call police at 614-568-2060.
Earlier this week, CrimeTracker 10 reported that there have been nearly 400 car thefts in central Ohio since the start of the new year.