Columbus Police officers on lunch break catch burglary suspect; accomplice still on the loose

Muktar Ainab (CREDIT: Columbus Division of Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two Columbus Division of Police officers were on their way to lunch Thursday when they were dispatched to a burglary call. A witness said they saw a man kick in the front door.

CPD says the officers arrived at a home on Firewood Lane on the far west side and arrested 18-year-old Muktar Ainab, who was reportedly trying to leave with a big-screen television.

Another suspect was able to get away, police say.

Anyone with additional info on this case is asked to contact Det. Borghese at 614-645-4790 or provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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