What began as a shoplifting became an armed robbery at the Whittlesey Boulevard Walmart Tuesday morning, according to a Columbus Police report.
Employees told police that at about 3:15 a.m. they confronted three people about shoplifting inside the store. At that point, one of the alleged shoplifters threatened the employees with a holstered firearm, according to the report.
The goods taken were not listed.
The first suspect was described as a late 20s to early 30s white man. He was wearing a dark coat, white hoodie, blue jeans and black and white Air Jordans. The second was a white man in the same age range. He was described as wearing a gray hoodie and dark pants.
A third suspect was described as a white woman in the same age range. She was wearing a dark coat, dark pants and had "blondish" hair.
Anyone with further information should contact Investigative Services at 706-653-3400.