Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a suspect in a home invasion in East Columbus.
Public Information Officer Joe Dillon said early Monday morning a suspect came to a senior citizen’s home in East Columbus, broke in and then stole her car.
The victim, who is more than 80 years old, lives in a residential area near Love’s Truck Stop, which is in the 500 block of Tuscaloosa Road.
She was in her home when the suspect came to her door and rang the doorbell repeatedly, Dillon said. When she opened the door, the suspect restrained her and threatened her with a handgun.
The suspect, described as a Black male, left with the victim’s car, a white 1996 Oldsmobile Model 88, with antique tag number A94757, Dillon said. An undisclosed amount of cash was also taken.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Dillon said.
CPD asks anyone with information on this case to call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at (800) 530-7151 or use the P3 Tips smartphone app. Tips are anonymous, and there is a cash reward if they result in an arrest.
Brian Jones is the local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.
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