Neighborhood Safety Notice – April 23, 2021 (Carjacking)
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police regarding a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 4/23/2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a strong-arm robbery and carjacking was reported near W. 9th Avenue and High Street. A female Ohio State student had just exited her vehicle when an unknown female approached her from behind and pulled her to the ground. The suspect then took her car keys and stole the vehicle along with two other unknown individuals that got into the car. The car is described as a white 2014 Kia Forte with the Ohio license plate HAF-3876. It was last seen headed southbound. The victim reported minor injuries.
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. If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police. Additional safety resources are available at: https://dps.osu.edu/resources
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.