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
Friday, May 27, 2016
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in the campus area
On 5/27/16, at approximately 7:19 p.m., a male Ohio State affiliate reported that he was approached by two black males driving a silver Chevy sedan at the corner of Borror Drive and Fred Taylor Drive. The victim stated that suspect No. 1, the passenger, exited the vehicle and approached him with a knife prior to stealing his backpack, cell phone, laptop and money. The suspects then fled by car northbound toward Ackerman Road.
Suspect No. 1 is described as a black male approximately 25 to 30 years old. He stands 5’11” to 6’0” tall with a medium build, medium complexion, a tattoo on his right shoulder and wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts.
Suspect No. 2, the driver, is described as a 25 to 30-year-old black male, with a medium complexion, wearing a red t-shirt.
Police responded immediately and continue to investigate but the suspects are believed to have left campus. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call OSU PD at 614-292-2121.
Becoming the victim of a crime is no one’s fault. We remind you to increase your overall safety by being cautious and looking out for one another; being aware of your surroundings and looking assertive; walking with a trusted friend or co-worker, when possible; if a situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative. Please utilize transportation services, when possible, and take advantage of our additional safety resources, such as the Student Safety Service Safe Ride program:

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)