Crime Stoppers offering reward to find 2 masked robbers who targeted tobacco shop


    Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio is offering a reward to find two masked men who robbed a South Columbus Tobacco shop. (Courtesy: Central Ohio Crime Stoppers)

    Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio is offering a cash reward to find two masked men who robbed a South Columbus Tobacco shop.

    Columbus Police say on February 20, at 7:50 p.m., two men with bandannas and hoods covering their face and blue surgical gloves on their hands walked into Rich Tobacco on South Hamilton Road.

    According to detectives, one suspect jumped on the front counter, pushed the clerk out of the way and loaded a bag with cartons of Newport cigarettes while his accomplice stood near the front counter, acting as a lookout.

    Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio is offering a reward to find two masked men who robbed a South Columbus Tobacco shop. (Courtesy: Central Ohio Crime Stoppers)

    The suspect that jumped on the counter was wearing a gray hoodie with jeans and timberland style boots, the second wore a black hoodie with jeans and black and white athletic shoes, per police.

    Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio is offering a reward to find two masked men who robbed a South Columbus Tobacco shop. (Courtesy: Central Ohio Crime Stoppers)

    If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to their website and e-mail your tip. You can also submit a tip by downloading their free P3 Tips mobile app on the iOS and Android platforms.

    Crime Stoppers isn't taking tips via text. All tips to them are anonymous.

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