Neighborhood Safety Notice: June 27, 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.

Three crimes similar in nature were reported in the off-campus area on Friday (6/26) and Saturday (6/27).

Friday at 10:55 p.m., a man called Columbus Police to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint near Indianola and 13th avenues. Reports indicate that he was approached by a group of four men who demanded money. Details are limited and no injuries were reported.

At 11:52 p.m., near E. Frambes Avenue and Tuller Street, a male and female – both Ohio State students – were approached by a group of five men estimated to be between the ages of 15 and 20 years old. One suspect displayed a small gun and demanded their phones and money. The suspects then fled northbound toward Lane Avenue through the alley behind Tuller Street. 

Around 3:10 a.m. on Saturday (6/27), a third crime occurred. A male reported being pulled into a dark sedan along High Street near 13th Avenue. Three males between the ages of 15 and 23 took the suspects phone before letting him go. They fled westbound and no injuries were reported.

Suspect details are limited for all three incidents. 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.