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 8/25/2021, at 2:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to Indianola Ave and Woodruff Ave for a robbery report. An Ohio State student was walking with some friends when two suspects suddenly appeared, pointed a gun and demanded his valuables. The student reported that he handed the suspects his cell phone, turned around and ran. The suspects then fled the area. No injuries were reported, and 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.