COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Across central Ohio, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on a recent string of thefts and robberies, carried out by juveniles, who are stealing cars and committing other crimes.
The enforcement effort is dubbed "Operation Game Over", with the crimes similar to what happens in the video game "Grand theft Auto". Columbus Police say since December 2020, over 140 instances of robbery, theft, and assault have occurred.
The suspects in the cases are juveniles, and similar crimes have been reported in Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, and Gahanna.
Officers believe the crimes are being carried out by a group of 40 juveniles, with some being arrested twice in recent weeks.