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
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred off campus

On 05-31-12 approximately 3:10 a.m. two female OSU students reported that they were robbed outside of 100 Chittenden Avenue. The suspect had a handgun and forced the females against the wall. The suspect demanded their cell phones and cash. The suspect is described as a black male, 19 to 20 years of age , with a baby face, 5'5" to 5'6" 140lbs. wearing black pants, blue and white plaid shirt underneath a gray hoodie, a black baseball cap (turned around backwards). The suspect hair style was in dreadlocks/dreads.

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)