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Police seeking theft suspects

Suspects sought
Columbus Police released this image of a truck believed involved in a theft and accident Sunday.

Columbus Police are looking for a group of thieves that struck a woman who was carrying a toddler with their pickup truck as they fled the scene of a theft on Sunday.

Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for the police department, says police were called to the Wendy's in the 1900 block of Jonathan Moore Pike at about 3:20 p.m. yesterday on a report of a theft in progress and that someone had left the scene of an accident. Myers said two people broke into a couple of church vans in the parking lot and then, as they fled the scene, they drove into a woman with a 20-month old child. The woman suffered minor injuries but declined to be taken for medical treatment, Myers said.

Electronics equipment, credit cards and cameras were taken during the theft, Myers said. Also on Sunday, a vehicle at the west side Walmart was broken into and at least one hand gun was stolen. Police believe the two incidents are connected.

Police are looking for a newer blue Ford F-150 pickup with an Indiana tag. The suspects are described as a black male with a shaved head and a thin black female. Myers said the suspects are using some type of punch to knock the lock cylinder out of the vehicles to gain entry.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Sgt. Toby Combest at 812-376-2600. Information can be left anonymously.

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Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014 7:13:47 AM

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