Student robbed, beaten near Columbus campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A central Ohio student was severely injured after an assault and robbery last month, and investigators are asking for tips to help find the suspect.

Shaun Kaltenbach had just finished classes at Columbus State Community College and was on his way home on the evening of September 14, according to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers. Just after 9 p.m., he was walking down Spring Street, near Talmadge Street, when he noticed three unknown males walking ahead of him.

Shortly after crossing the street, Kaltenbach was attacked by the three suspects. The suspects viciously beat Kaltenbach about the head, face and body knocking him unconscious. He was later able to make it to a nearby residence where police and medics were called. He suffered several broken bones to the face, requiring reconstructive surgery.

The suspects robbed Kaltenbach of his clothing, cell phone, keys, book bag, books and various forms of identification.

The suspects are described as black males in their late teens to early 20s. One suspect is described as 6 feet tall, weighing between 140 and 150 pounds, with shoulder-length dread locks.

Below are photos of Kaltenbach before and after the assault.

 

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to website at www.stopcrime.org to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.