Two pedestrians were robbed at gunpoint Sunday while walking to the Riverwalk, according to a media release from the Columbus Police Department.
An officer from the CPD responded to a call regarding an armed robbery on Third Avenue South at about 2:07 p.m. Sunday, the release said. By the time the officer arrived, the victims were at the side lobby of the police department.
The victims, a man and a woman, said they had been walking on Third Avenue toward the Riverwalk when two men appeared near the alley behind Fred’s Store on Fifth Street South and robbed them at gunpoint. The suspects then fled from the scene on foot. Police do not know what direction they traveled.
The suspects were described as two black men. The one with the gun was approximately six feet tall and light skinned. He was dressed in a dark jacket, khaki pants and a red and white beanie cap. He had a tattoo on the left side of his neck. The other suspect was described as dark skinned, wearing dark pants, a dark jacket and a dark beanie cap.
The CPD is still investigating the crime.
At dawn Wednesday, a woman was assaulted while walking on First Street near the Riverwalk.
That woman screamed for help and the perpetrator fled. Authorities have no description of the perpetrator in that incident.
To report information about these incidents, call the Columbus Police Department at 662-244-3500 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.