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, Academic Area
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in the campus area

On May 23, 2014 two robberies occurred on campus. The first incident occurred at 11:05 PM on W. 17th Ave and College Road. A male OSU student was knocked down by two suspects, and had personal property stolen. He sustained minor injuries to his head and face. Suspect #1 was described as a 16-17 year old black male, 5ft.,8in. (weight unknown) with long braided hair and some facial hair, wearing blue jeans. Suspect #2 was described as a 16-17 year old black male, 5ft.,6in. (weight unknown) with short hair, wearing a white and gray polo shirt and dark blue jeans. The second incident occurred at 11:16 PM. on the South Oval walk near Hale Hall. An OSU student was knocked down, kicked and punched and had personal property stolen. He was not able to provide a suspect description. In addition, a third robbery occurred off campus on May 24 at 1:24 AM at E. 13th Ave and N. Pearl St. An OSU student stated he was approached by a suspect who displayed/pointed a knife at him. He had personal property taken and was not injured. The suspect was described as a 20-22 year old black male. No other information available and Columbus Division of Police is investigating the third robbery.

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)