COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio State University has launched a neighborhood security discover involving two alleged robberies, one involving a carjacking and the second involving a sexual assault close to campus this weekend.
Police say two OSU college students had been standing in a car parking zone close to Indianola Avenue and E. Woodruff Avenue round 11 p.m. on Saturday when a number of suspects obtained out of a white SUV and approached the victims. The suspects allegedly confirmed their weapons and demanded the victims’ belongings, in accordance with police.
One suspect obtained within the victims’ working automobile and drove away whereas the opposite suspects drove off within the white SUV, officers say. Based on the police, nobody was injured.
On Sunday, round 3 a.m., Columbus police say an OSU pupil was strolling alongside Tuller Road and Lane Avenue when two suspects knocked the sufferer to the bottom and stole the sufferer’s belongings. Officers say the suspect allegedly sexually assaulted the sufferer earlier than fleeing. The sufferer was transported to a neighborhood hospital with unknown accidents, police say.
Police mentioned they don’t imagine the crimes to be associated.
Ohio State College college students mentioned these campus security alerts are one thing they take moderately severely, particularly understanding crime is much extra rampant through the begin of the semester.
“Typically it’s a bit scary, but it surely additionally retains me conscious, you recognize, to remember the fact that I might need to maintain my eye out, you recognize what I imply?” mentioned junior Jack Gale.
“Particularly residing off-campus, like proper over right here on fifteenth, like seeing how shut it’s to you essentially typically, it type of retains you want conscious and like, alert to love, stuff is going on to be protected,” mentioned sophomore Ben Martin. “Strolling round in teams and stuff like that, and never being out all hours of the evening.”
OSU sophomore Jenna Cleland mentioned she’s properly conscious of her security whereas strolling on and off-campus.
“Positively stick with teams,” she mentioned. “Don’t, if you happen to might help it, strive to not stroll by your self at evening.”
Any details about both crime is to be reported to the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545 or the Sexual Assault Unit at 614-645-4701.
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