Man steals antique family ring from 75-year-old woman at gunpoint

Sketch of stolen ring (Columbus Division of Police)

A southeast Columbus woman is the victim of a home invasion for the second time in three years, according to the Columbus Division of Police.

Most recently, she was robbed at gunpoint at her home near Gender and Refugee roads in Canal Winchester.

Columbus police say it happened in December 2015, when the woman was outside filling her bird feeder. Police say a suspect came up from behind, forced the woman at gunpoint into her home and robbed her.

The suspect stole an antique ring that had been in the victim's family since the 1800's.

The suspect is described as:

  • A white male
  • 25-35 years old
  • 160-170lbs
  • Wearing a navy blue hoody, black clothing, mask and gloves

The ring has a bronze-gold with an onyx square stone with rounded edges. The stone has a white image of a cameo woman in the center. The ring also has four prongs, one on each corner of the stone, which are also bronze-gold in color.

Anyone with information regarding the ring is asked to contact Columbus Police Det. Thomas in CPD's Robbery Unit at 614-645-4588 or e-mail

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