Neighborhood Safety Notice: September 24, 2019

Neighborhood Safety Notice:

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 9/24/19, at approximately 1:36 a.m., police responded to an armed robbery at the Waffle House located off-campus at 1712 N. High Street. A male suspect showed a gun and demanded the two employees give him cash from the register. He then fled out the back door. No injuries were reported and none of the victims are Ohio State community members.

Suspect details are limited. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police Major Crimes Bureau at 614-645-4545.

Crimes are never the fault of the victim. The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Please utilize transportation services, when possible, and if you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police.

The Ohio State University Police Division carefully considers information contained in safety notices. All decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis with the safety of our campus community in mind. Law enforcement officers and dispatchers are trained to interview witnesses in an effort to obtain as much information as possible, such as build, hair style, hair color, facial hair, skin tone, eye color, tattoos or identifying marks, teeth, clothing, shoes, etc. OSUPD may limit the use of race, or other descriptors, unless accompanied by a detailed description of the suspect. In an effort to share information in a timely manner, details may be limited and are based on information known or reported at the time of issuance.