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, Residence Halls
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in or near a residence hall
On 3/17/16, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a male student reported a robbery which took place on the second floor of the Buckeye Village Community Center. The suspect approached the student, implied he had a gun, and punched him in the face several times prior to taking his computer and cell phone. Police immediately responded to secure the area and informed nearby facilities while searching for the suspect who had fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a white male standing 5’6” tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has a black beard and mustache and was wearing a black sweatshirt with the letters “HBA” printed on it, black pants and a black hat.
The safety of our community is our top priority. Police will maintain a visible presence with extra patrols in the Buckeye Village and the northwest part of campus throughout the night. As always, if you see something suspicious, say something immediately: call University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545. Always call 9-1-1 in emergencies.

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)