Four local businesses were robbed within an hour Thursday by one guy. Or at least that’s what the CPD thinks right now.
The first robbery happened at a T-Mobile store at 5331 Westpointe Plaza Dr. at 7pm. The culprit was wearing blue plaid shorts and a black shirt. He told the person behind the counter that he had a gun and threatened to use it if he wasn’t given money. He got spooked when a customer walked in and fled.
Coincidently, a man wearing the same outfit robbed the Red Roof Inn at 5001 Renner Rd. The two establishments are a 6 minute walk from each other. There, the man pulled out a gun and got away with some cash.
Police think the suspect changed his shorts to a gray pair and proceeded to the Super 8 along 5655 Feder Rd. The Red Roof Inn and the Super 8 are 12 minutes apart (walking). This time, he wrote a note demanding money with his gun displayed. He took off before he got money from the motel but he did rob a customer outside.
Quick costume change again into a white hoodie. He entered the BP gas station at 4100 W Broad st. at around 8pm. From the Super 8, the walk is over an hour but you can get there in 7 minutes by vehicle. He flashed his gun and demanded money. He also robbed a customer inside the store.
Call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or the Franklin County Detective Bureau at 614-525-3351 if you’ve got any info.Keep reading