Neighborhood Safety Notice: January 8, 2020
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 1/1/20, at approximately 4 a.m., a female Ohio State student was sitting in her car near the intersection of Indianola Ave and E 15th Ave when two unknown males approached the vehicle. Reports indicate that one suspect knocked on her car window while another opened her passenger door and pointed a gun demanding that she get out of the vehicle. The suspects then drove eastbound stealing the car. No injuries were reported.
Suspect details are limited. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police 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.