Crime Stoppers looking for two men who allegedly got into student housing by saying they were exterminators

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is looking for two suspects in a burglary that took place on the Ohio State University’s campus in December.

Crime Stoppers said in a release that two men burglarized the Torres House at 187 W. Lane Ave. on Dec. 4. Around 5:17 p.m., they allegedly got in by telling a student they were exterminators and they needed to spray for bugs. The building requires keycard access.

Monday Release 2-1-16 1Once inside and on the 8th floor, the suspects had a student leave his room while they (supposedly) sprayed.

Instead, the suspects stole the student’s laptop and iPad tablet.

Both suspects are described as black males between 20-30 and well-groomed.

The first suspect has a dark complexion, short afro hair, a mustache, wire-framed glasses, wearing a light colored long-sleeved button up shirt with a “US Bank” logo on the front left chest area, dark pants and brown dress shoes.

Monday Release 2-1-16 3The second suspect has lighter complexion, light beard, mustache and goatee, muscular build, wearing a long-sleeved gray pullover shirt, black pants, gray and white tennis shoes, orange safety vest, carrying a black backpack and a white insect sprayer canister.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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