Crime

Man says woman set fire to Fort Benning Road apartment before stealing phone

A man told authorities that a woman broke into his Fort Benning Road apartment and set fire to his room before leaving with his cellphone, according to Columbus police.

In the police report, there was no mention of anyone being harmed during the 1:30 a.m. Monday incident at 2314 Fort Benning Road.

An officer responded to the apartment complex around early Monday to investigate a vandalism. He spoke to a man who said a woman broke into his apartment, intentionally started a fire in his room and stole his cellphone. The severity of the damage is unclear.

Officials have not named or released a description of any suspects.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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