A woman who accepted a ride from two strangers was robbed early Saturday, Columbus police said.
The 36-year-old woman wasn’t injured in the 3:15 a.m. robbery in a parking lot on Airview Drive.
In a report, the woman flagged down police and said she was robbed at the Disabled American Veterans building at 230 Airview Drive. She was walking when she accepted a ride from the M&N Package Store on Cusseta Road to the Big Cat gas station on North Lumpkin Road.
Instead of going to the gas station, the male driver took her behind the veterans building. The driver climbed into the back seat of the silver Mustang and demanded the woman’s cigarettes before taking her $30 cellphone, the report said. The woman said she was forced from the car and the vehicle left the scene.
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A woman with blond hair was in the car with the robber but no specific description was available.----