A northern Columbus burglary has been highlighted by detectives as this week’s Crime of the Week.
Central Ohio Crime Stoppers offering a cash reward for help tracking down three suspects who robbed a Lewis Center home on May 4.
Surveillance footage outside the home in the 6000 block of Africa Drive spotted a dark-colored four-door 4×4 Chevy Silverado pickup truck pull up around 10:09 a.m.
One of the three suspects exited the vehicle, pounded on the door and rang the doorbell. After no answer, the vehicle pulled farther into the driveway and two additional suspects exited the vehicle.
After forcing entry into the rear basement door, all three suspects went into the house and ransacked it.
Detectives said the suspects took many items, including more than $13,000 in jewelry. The suspects were seen loading a large flat screen TV into the bed of the truck before leaving the home.
The suspects are all described as black men. One had a dark complexion and wore a gray hoodie, white t-shirt and black pants. Another wore a black hoodie with sagging blue jeans with blue boxer shorts and white tennis shoes. The driver had a medium complexion, thin build and wore a dark baseball cap and jacket with blue jeans. Two suspects wore white gloves.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 or visit www.stopcrime.org to email a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.