Two armed robberies took place just minutes apart early Monday morning, several miles from each other, according to police reports.
A 20-year-old Columbus man was robbed at gunpoint while walking on Wagner Drive at about 2:10 a.m., police report.
The victim told police a black man about 6 feet or 6 foot 1 pointed a silver pistol in his face. No cash was taken, the report stated, but the robber did get away with a $400 iPhone 5c and a Nike hat valued at $70 and fled in an older model blue Nissan.
The robber was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a black bandana, police said.
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Minutes later, the night manager of Applebee’s on Gentian Boulevard was forced back into the business at about 2:20 a.m. by a man armed with a pistol. The robber got away with an undetermined amount of cash.
No vehicle was mentioned in the report.
No injuries were reported in either robbery.