Police: Same suspect could have hit two businesses

The same man may have tried to rob two businesses early Monday morning, Columbus police said.

Lt. Steve Cox said a manager of Domino's Pizza, 5750 Milgen Road, was stepping out the front door of his shop at 12:20 a.m. when a black male around 25 years old, standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 180 pounds approached and forced him back inside.

But once the manager was inside the store, the automatic locks kept the suspect out, Cox said.

"He tried to force his way inside, and didn't do it," the lieutenant added.

The suspect, wearing a green hoodie and dark pants, wasn't seen with a weapon or any vehicle, though a successful robbery more than an hour later might be linked to him, Cox said.

The Summit, 1500 Veterans Parkway, was robbed around 2 a.m. by a man wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and a stocking over his face. Wielding a semi-automatic, he took cash from the clerk and escaped in a tan Chrysler.

That suspect is described as being a black male in his 20s and standing 6 feet tall.

"It is under investigation, but it is a possibility," Cox said of linking the same man to both crimes.