Armed robbery reported at local motel

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at a Columbia Township motel.

It happened Thursday night just after 10 p.m. at the Motel 6 in the 5300 block of Ridge Road.

Preliminary investigating reveals the victim was staying in a room with three teenagers. The door was slightly open when the suspect entered the room armed with a black semiautomatic handgun.

The suspect ordered the victim and the three teens to the floor, then stole a purse and wallet.

The suspect was last seen headed east through the parking lot. He is described as a black male in his early 20's, 6-feet-tall with a thin build and wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.

No one was injured in the incident, which remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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