Police: Phone marketer robbed by three on Cusseta Road

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 23, 2013 

A man promoting free minutes and free cell phones near the 4100 block of Cusseta Road was robbed of his Samsung tablet and $20 Sunday, according to a Columbus Police report.

The 38-year-old victim told police he was soliciting passersby at about 2 p.m. when two men approached him, seemingly interested in his offer. Suddenly, one of the men reportedly pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and demanded his Samsung Galaxy tablet and $20. The men also took his phone.

The victim said both robbers seemed nervous and were shaking as they pointed the gun on him, according to the report.

He also told police he observed a beige pickup truck circling the area before the robbery. The alleged robbers both exited from the vehicle before approaching the victim, he said.

All three suspects were described as black men from an unknown area.

One of the men who allegedly approached the victim is reportedly between 17 and 20 years old. He was described as heavy set with dreadlocks, and was wearing a white shirt and red shorts. The other was described as between 16 and 19 years old, with a thin build and a scar or burn on his face. He was wearing a white shirt and black shorts.

The man driving the pickup was described as between 30 and 40 years old, and was wearing a blue shirt and gold chain during the incident.

Anyone with more information should call the Investigations Division at (706) 653-3400.

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