A Columbus woman was robbed at gunpoint early Friday.
The 23-year-old woman told police she was parked and sitting in her car on the 1900 block of 12th Street around 3 a.m. She was waiting for friends to arrive, said police Lt. Lynn Joiner.
That’s when a full-sized black van with the word “Upholstery” written on the side pulled up next to her. A masked man jumped out the car, pulled a pistol on her and demanded money, Joiner said.
The gunman got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The woman was not injured.
Joiner said the van could be connected to an earlier report of van theft at a local upholstery business.
The suspect is described as black between the ages of 17 and 23. He stands 5 feet, 6 inches tall and was wearing all black with a black ski mask.
This case is under investigation.