Neighborhood Safety Notice - May 11, 2017

Neighborhood Safety Notice:

We are sharing this news on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area:

On 5/11/17, at approximately 12:06 p.m., Columbus Police responded to a report of an armed robbery on Summit Street between E. Lane and E. Northwood Avenues. Reports indicate three victims who are not affiliated with the university were robbed at gunpoint inside their residence by three males wearing dark clothing and bandanas around their faces.  The suspects fled in a white 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis which is owned by one of the victims.

The Columbus Police Division is actively investigating and we encourage anyone with information related to this crime to call CPD at 614-645-4545. CPD and University Police will have increased patrols in the campus area and we encourage everyone to take extra precautions.

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: Lock your doors and windows. As a reminder, Ohio State’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services offers free window and door alarms and light timers:

If you see something suspicious, call University Police at 614-292-2121 or (off-campus) Columbus Police at 614-645-4545. Always dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.