(Dublin, Ohio) — Dublin Police officers are searching for those involved in two robberies that happened in the Muirfield and Heather Glen neighborhoods over the April 7-9 weekend. The police department is sharing important personal safety reminders in the wake of these crimes.
Around 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 7, officers were called to investigate a robbery on Moors Place North. The victim was taking items out of her car when she was approached by an unknown man, who struck her and took her purse. The subject took off on foot. Police, assisted by a canine and drone support, canvassed the neighborhood, but the subject was not found.
The subject’s description, according to the victim, is a 6-foot Black man or person with a dark-colored face covering wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black athletic pants.
Around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9, police were called to investigate an armed robbery in the area of Woerner-Temple and Wilcox roads. The subject punched the victim, displayed a firearm and took cash from the victim’s wallet. The man took off on foot. Police were assisted by law enforcement partners with an aerial patrol to search the area for the subject, who was not apprehended.
The subject’s description, according to the victim, is a 6-foot, 250-pound Black man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and grey shoes, with a thin beard.
The Dublin Police Department is investigating whether the two incidents are related based on the nature of the crimes.
Personal Safety Reminders
- Remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Trust your instincts; if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, leave the area.
- Try to avoid walking alone, especially after dark.
- If you must walk alone:
- Use well-lit, high-pedestrian-traffic areas.
- Walk in the center of the sidewalk.
- If a stranger wants to talk, you can say, “I’m meeting someone.”
- Do not display valuables.
- Don’t be distracted by headphone or phone use.
- If a subject has a weapon:
- Don’t take action that would jeopardize your safety (arguing, fighting back).
- Surrender money, wallet, jewelry, etc.
- Try to remember what the subject looked like.
- Always report incidents or attempted incidents to the police.
Dublin Police Response
Following these robberies, the department has committed more police officers and increased patrol coverage in City neighborhoods. Officers are in contact with local public safety partners to help leverage resources and share intelligence.
If you have any information related to these incidents, or if you see something suspicious at any time, please call the Dublin Police non-emergency line at 614.889.1112.
Public Information Officer
614.381.5225 – Cell