Neighborhood Safety Notice: August 23, 2021
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 8/23/2021, at 2:28 a.m., Officers responded to a reported robbery attempt. An Ohio State student was approached by two suspects when walking on N. High St at Northwood Ave. One suspect pointed a gun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim turned and ran. The suspects then fled the area. No property was taken, and no injuries were reported.
Suspect details are limited. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.
Crimes are never the fault of a 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:/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.