Sex toy bandit sought after adult store robbery

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Investigators are looking for a man who walked out of an east Columbus adult store with several sex toys.

Surveillance footage captured a man entering the Lion’s Den Adult Bookstore on Alum Creek Drive at about 6:30pm on May 1. He selects 10 high-end sex toys before heading towards the exit.

An employee approached the man, who’s armed were filled with several boxes, and asked if he was ready to check out. The man replied, “I have a gun, if you touch me, I’ll blow your… brains out.” He then left the store and was last seen heading north on Alum Creek Drive.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has a medium build and was last seen with a short, black afro, moustache and goatee. He was wearing a #25 black and yellow jersey with a red long-sleeved shirt underneath, black pants and red and white high-top athletic shoes.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, keyword CMH.

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