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
Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Alert Code: 
2011-16
The following crime occurred off campus

A female OSU Student reported being the victim of a Robbery on 11-05-11 at 5:15 a.m. on Norwich between Waldec and Tuller in the alley. The student stated she was approached by a black male suspect, wearing a red hoody and jeans, between the ages of 25-28, black rimmed glasses. He brandished a black handgun. The second suspect was a black male wearing a red hoody and black pants. The suspect approached the victim, asked her to follow him into the alley and demanded her money. The victim started screaming and both suspects ran from the scene in an unknown direction.


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 https://www.columbus.gov/police. 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)