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, Academic Area, Residence Halls
Friday, April 18, 2014
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in the campus area

On 04-17-14 at 10:30 p.m., an attempted robbery occurred on W 18th Ave between McPherson and Smith Labs. A female student was approached by three males. One suspect, wearing a yellow shirt, pointed a gun at her. The other suspect stepped behind her and put his hand over her mouth and patted her down to see if she had anything of value on her person. The attempted robbery was interrupted and the three suspects ran northbound away from campus. Suspect #1 is described as Black male, 5 foot 8 inches 150-170lbs, braided hair, wearing an unknown color t-shirt. Suspect #2 described as: Black male, 5 foot 8 inches 180lbs, braided hair, wearing a dark blue hoody. He had piercings in left nostril and left ear which were connected by a chain. Suspect #3 described as: Black male, 5 foot 4 inches 150-170lbs, braided hair, wearing a long yellow shirt. This suspect was armed and pointed the gun at the victim.

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.

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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)