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.

Public Safety Notice For: 
Campus Area, Off Campus, Residence Halls
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred off campus

Columbus Police Robbery Squad is investigating a robbery that was reported at 12:50 a.m. on 11.03.11, at E. 17th Ave. and Pearl St. The male victim was walking Northbound on N. Pearl St. when he observed four suspects sitting in the stairwell of a building. Suspect #1 quickly approached the victim, pointed a grey handgun and him, and demanded his property. The other three suspects surrounded the victim and started patting his pockets for property. The victim complied and was told to run away. Suspect #1 was described as a Black Male, 20-21 years of age, 6’2”tall, wearing a heavy gray coat and gray pants, and had a handgun with dull gray finish.Suspects #2-4, were described as Black Males, 20-21 years old, 5'10" - 6'0" tall, one with a small afro.

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)