Columbus Police are looking for a man who, in a daring daylight robbery, put a gun up to the head of a 3-year-old child Thursday in the Sam's Club parking lot, 5448-A Whittlesey Blvd., and demanded the mother's purse.
Lt. Steve Cox said the man pulled up in a silver, two-door vehicle about 11:20 a.m., jumped out and went to her shopping cart, where he pulled the pistol and held it on the child seated in the cart. The 27-year-old woman handed over the purse containing an undetermined amount of cash, her identification cards and other items.
The man drove off after the robbery, Cox said. He is described as a black male in his early 20s, 6-foot-2 inches tall, about 220 pounds, and wearing a cap, green shirt and dark jeans. He was carrying what the woman thought was a silver revolver.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the man responsible for it should call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.