Public Safety Notice for:
Campus Area, Off Campus Area, Academic Area, Residence Halls
Alert Code: 2012-4
The following crime occurred on campus:
The Ohio State University Police Division received a report at 2:19 a.m. on 8-26-12 from a female student of an armed robbery that occurred on campus in the area of Hitchcock Hall (2070 Neil Ave). The suspect was described as a black male, 5’8”, late 30’s-early 40’s, short hair, wearing a dark, baggy shirt and dark jeans. The suspect fled eastbound from the scene.
The Columbus Police Division received a report of an armed robbery attempt in the University District (off campus) by a similar suspect a short while later in the area of East 16th Avenue and North High Street.
During the past week, the Columbus Police Division also received a report of an armed robbery in the University District (off campus) in the area of East 16th Avenue and Waldeck Avenue on 8-23-12 at 12:30 a.m.
While there is no direct indication that the crimes are related, they do suggest an ongoing concern for public safety in the University area.
Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 292-2121 or Columbus Police, 645-4545. You may
also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 247-TIPS.
For information about safety on the OSU Campus see:
For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police Web Site at www.columbuspolice.org.
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