Man jumps counter, assaults employee and steals multiple gaming systems from north side store

Jack McLaughlin

Police are looking for an individual who allegedly assaulted an electronics store employee and stole three gaming systems.

According to Columbus Police, on Oct. 18 at 7:35 p.m., an unidentified suspect who was inside Techcraze, an electronics store located at 2792 Stelzer Rd., jumped over the store’s sales counter and attacked an employee.

Police said this employee was the only person working in the store at the time.

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After assaulting the employee, the suspect stole three gaming systems and fled the store, Police said. They drove away in a dark-colored Honda Civic.

Police released multiple surveillance photos of the suspect. They were described as a 20-25 year old male, approximately 6’ tall and weighing 150-160 lbs. The suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt and black sweatpants printed with the phrase “Wakanda Forever.”

If you have any information about the incident, contact Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.

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