Columbus woman robbed at gunpoint at bus stop

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 31, 2013 

A Columbus woman waiting at a bus stop on 32nd Street across from the Wilson Apartments was robbed at gunpoint Saturday.

According to the police report, the incident happened at 6:35 a.m.

In an interview Sunday, the 46-year-old victim said she was standing alone when two black males approached her.

She said they asked her what time the bus was due. After that, they asked her if she had change for a $10 bill.

After she told them that she did not have change, one of the men began to walk away.

"He flipped around and had a gun in his hand. He said I had to give him all of my money or he would kill me," she said.

She said she does not know why but she said to him, "are you for real?"

He replied, "yes, I'm for real," and again said he would kill her.

She then handed the men the money she had, $21.

The thieves then took off running.

Each wore a black hoodie and black pants.

"It's scary to think someone would kill you for $21," she said.

Instead of staying at the scene, he went to her apartment and called her boss. She then called the police.

She said she has lived in the area for more than three years and has never felt threatened.

Anyone with information should contact Columbus police.

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