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, Medical Center, Residence Halls
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in the campus area

The Ohio State University Police Division received a report of an armed robbery at the Huntington Bank located at 235 W. 11th Avenue 9:35 a.m. today. A previous armed robbery was reported at the same location at 9:25 a.m. on Saturday, 9-14-13. The suspect description for the first robbery was of a lone black male, 25-35 years of age, 5'08" to 5'10" tall, weighing 150-170 lbs. This suspect had a medium build, short brown hair, was wearing a plaid shirt, blue jeans, a black hat, and sunglasses and was armed with a knife. The second robbery suspect was described as a lone black male of similar physical description. This suspect was wearing tan pants, a black Adidas jacket with white stripes on each sleeve, a ball cap, and he was armed with a handgun. OSU Police and FBI are investigating. Suspect photos from the first incident are available at Photos from the second will be added as soon as they are available. This Public Safety Notice is being issued to heighten awareness that the suspect information is similar, suggesting a pattern and to ask for assistance from the university community in gathering information about his whereabouts.

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)