Neighborhood Safety Notice: September 2, 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 9/2/17, at approximately 6:46 p.m., a robbery was reported at the UDF near 12th Avenue and High Street (1680 N High Street). Reports indicate that a male suspect threatened that he had a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect fled the store eastbound.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40’s standing 5’5” and wearing a red hat, gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The Columbus Police Division is actively investigating and we encourage anyone with information related to this crime to call CPD at 614-645-4545. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

University Police continue to have increased patrols on campus 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.