Neighborhood Safety Notice – July 23, 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 7/23/2021, at approximately 3 a.m., Columbus Police responded to an off-campus robbery in the alley just west of Summit Street and 13th Avenue. Two Ohio State students reported that they were walking through the alley when four male suspects got out of a parked car and approached them. One suspect pointed a gun and demanded that the victims hand over their belongings. The four suspects stole wallets and cell phones before returning to their vehicle and fleeing northbound. No injuries were reported.

Suspect details are limited, but the car they used to commit the crime is described as a dark gray Honda Civic. 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: http:/

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.