Teen loses minibike in Saturday robbery

A Columbus teen out riding a minibike was robbed of his vehicle early Saturday morning, police said.

The 17-year-old told Columbus police he had borrowed his friend's purple and black minibike and was riding it at 12:15 a.m. The bike turned itself off at Sixth Avenue and 35th Street, delaying the teen by five minutes as he tried to start it up again.

Upon restarting it, three or four men ran toward him, hit him several times and took the $300 minibike.