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|Robbery Date/Time:||3/29/14 10:04 am|
|Address:||3003 E. Main Street|
|Lead Investigator/Agency:||Detective Brad Thomas / Columbus PD|
On March 29, 2014 at approximately 10:04 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the Huntington Bank located at 3003 E. Main Street, approached the counter and asked about obtaining a loan. While speaking with the manager the suspect produced a note that demanded money and threatened to shoot the manager. The manager and bank employees complied with the demand and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect took the money and fled on foot eastbound from the bank. Witnesses described seeing a red cloud of smoke come from the suspect as he ran; indicative of a dye pack exploding. The suspect is described as a male black, 25-30 years old, 5’10″ to 6’0″ tall, mustache, slender build, wearing a dark colored hoodie and light pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at 614-462-TIPS(8477). Update – The robber has been identified as Christopher R. Patrick.
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