Public Safety Notice - Columbus

Dear Ohio State Community Member:

You are receiving this notice because a crime has occurred that is considered to be of a concern and/or a continuing threat to the campus community.

The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness by providing community members with information necessary to take appropriate precautions, enable you to take actions to help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

This notice does not mean there has been an increase in crime or that any specific crime pattern exists.

Public Safety Notice For: 
Campus Area, Off Campus
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred off campus

At approximately 0015 hrs., OSU PD officers were alerted to a possible robbery in the area of PNC Bank (17th and High). Male victim stated he was approached by two male whites described as 20-25 years old, wearing long white shirts, baggy pants, buzz cut hair. #1 was 5'10"-6'; #2 was 5'6"-5'9". Victim stated #1 demanded money and reached for his waistband indicating a weapon. Suspects saw OSU PD cruiser in the area and fled eastbound toward Pearl Alley. Victim notified OSU officers approx. 5 minutes after suspects fled. CPD was notified of the incident and are investigating.

Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.

For information about safety on Ohio State's campus visit the following links:

For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police website at Helpful links are listed as: Crime Information, Crime Prevention, Offense Reports, and Media Releases.

This Public Safety Notice is issued in compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 34 CFR 668.46(e)