Neighborhood Safety Notice – July 8, 2021
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 7/8/2021, just after midnight, a male Ohio State student was walking in the area of 82 E. Woodruff Avenue when he was approached by a gold sedan with three unknown male suspects. Reports indicate that one of the suspects exited the vehicle and punched the victim before taking his wallet and cell phone. The suspect returned to the vehicle and fled with the other suspects. The student suffered a laceration to the forehead and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
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.