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Crime Briefs: Armed robber forces women onto bed during theft

A man armed with a handgun reportedly broke into a home on the 1500 block of Indianola Avenue and robbed a woman who was playing video games Sunday afternoon.

According to police reports, the man broke in through the back door of the house and discovered the 19-year-old woman playing video games upstairs. He drew a handgun and ordered the woman to lie face down on the bed and cover her head with the pillow. The man stole a 9-millimeter rifle valued at $250 and a laptop computer valued at $500.
The robber fled with the property before the woman could call police, and no suspect is listed in the crime.

Blind man reports identity theft

A blind man alleges that someone has fraudulently used his name to apply for a mortgage, credit cards and food stamps, and may even have attempted to legally adopt him.
According to reports, the 26-year-old Columbus resident says a woman who lives behind a Morse Road WalMart applied for the credit between Sept. 1, 2009, and Sunday. He says that the woman may have attempted to obtain power of attorney over him and possibly attempted to adopt him.

Police referred the man to the fraud unit of Columbus Police.

Car stolen on Fourth Street

A 45-year-old man reported to police that someone stole his car Sunday morning while it was parked behind a house on the 1900 block of North Fourth Street.
The man told police that the car, a Suzuki valued at $10,000, was stolen sometime between 10 a.m. and noon.

There are no suspects listed for the theft.

Compiled by Collin Binkley 

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