Man beaten and robbed while pumping gas in Columbus, caught on video

COLUMBUS, OH – A man pumping gas in the Hilltop section of Columbus last month was beaten until he was unconscious and robbed.

Today, the Columbus Police Department released video surveillance footage of the attack and are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect.

“Robbery Unit detectives have released surveillance video in hopes it can help lead to the arrest of a suspect wanted for the assault and robbery of a man outside a gas station in the Hilltop,” CPD said today in a statement. “On December 2, 2022, the suspect followed the victim into a gas station at the intersection of Sullivant Avenue and South Hague Avenue. The suspect witnessed the victim prepay for gas with cash. Moments later, the suspect approached the victim as he was beginning to pump gas in his vehicle and asked for money. “

When he didn’t comply with the robbery attempt, the suspect repeatedly punched the victim until he fell to the ground, unconscious. At that time, the suspect went through the victim’s pockets and took money before fleeing into an alleyway.

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“The victim was momentarily knocked unconscious and suffered multiple injuries to his head. Columbus Fire transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated for those injuries,” CPD said today.