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Woman forced to floor during home invasion

Robbers forced a woman to the floor in her home while they took her grandson's belongings in a Saturday home invasion, Columbus police said.

The suspects gained entry to the Brooks Road home around 9:30 a.m., said Sgt. Frank Massa. The first to approach the house was a man the 58-year-old woman knows as "Mike."

"She let him in to use the phone," Massa said. "She'd seen him with her grandson before."

Her grandson is currently in jail in another county, the sergeant added.

After a few minutes, two other men entered the home and started going through her grandson's items. No shots were fired, though the woman was forced to the floor.

"They told her not to leave or move or nothing," Massa said.

The three men left in a newer model, maroon vehicle with a 32-inch television and other items of the woman's grandson.

The suspect known as "Mike" is a slim man standing 5-foot-10 who was wearing a tan jacket.

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