Neighborhood Safety Notice: July 14, 2018

We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 7/14/18 at approximately 5:25 a.m., an armed robbery occurred off-campus at the corner of E. 14th Ave. and N. Pearl St. The victim, who is an Ohio State affiliate, reported, while walking in the area of E. 14th Ave. and N. Pearl St., he was struck from behind by two unknown males and knocked to the ground. The victim reported that he believed both suspects were armed with handguns. The first suspect, described as a black male, wearing a black hoodie and a bandana covering his face, took the victim’s bag and cell phone. The second suspect could not be identified. The two suspects then fled south down N. Pearl St. with the victim’s bag and cell phone in their possession.
The Columbus Division of Police is actively investigating and encourages anyone with information related to this crime to call CPD at 614-645-4266 or Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477 (TIPS).
The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows and not let strangers into your home or residence hall. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. As a reminder, the university offers a university Safe Ride program (, which operates seven days a week from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., as well as Campus Area Bus Service.


Crimes are never the fault of the victim. 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. If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior to University Police (614-292-2121) or off-campus Columbus Police (614-645-4545). Always dial 9-1-1 in emergencies.