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The Columbus Police Department is seeking tips from the public to help arrest those responsible for a Sept. 2 burglary.
More than $1,000 in coins, along with foreign and U.S. currency, was stolen from Hardy’s Coin Shop, 2739 Central Ave.
Police believe the suspect has significant cuts as a result of breaking into the store through a glass window.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detective Alan Hayes at 376-2619.
Columbus police make theft, meth arrests
A Columbus man and woman were arrested Friday on charges of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine.
Sommer Porter, 23, was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Gary Bryant, 46, was charged with one count of possession of stolen property and one count of possession of meth.
Columbus Police Department officer Julie Quesenbery responded to a call from Five Points Trading Co., 2100 McKinley Ave., about 1 p.m. Friday. The owner of the store bought a Nikon camera for $15, according to CPD reports, and believed the camera to be stolen.
Quesenbery and CPD officer Ryan Floyd located Porter and Bryant at the Columbus eastside Walmart. The officers found stolen camera gear and methamphetamine. They took Porter and Bryant to the Bartholomew County Jail.
Police believe the cameras were stolen from a car at FairOaks Mall. The theft was reported on Sept. 5. Five cameras, passports and a birth certificate were stolen, according to the CPD report.
The victim of the thefts called local pawn shops to advise them of stolen property.
Porter and Bryant are free on $10,000 bond.
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