Neighborhood Safety Notice – August 16, 2021

On 8/16/2021, at approximately 1:07 a.m., a male Ohio State student was robbed at gunpoint in the area of E. 16th Avenue and Waldeck Avenue, just east of Pearl Alley. The victim was walking west on 16th Avenue when a vehicle approached, the suspect got out and confronted him. The male suspect stole the victim’s cell phone before fleeing northbound in the vehicle. No injuries were reported, and Columbus Police are actively investigating.

Suspect details are limited but the vehicle he used to commit the crime is described as a white or silver four-door hatchback. Anyone with information related to the incident 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.