COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio State University Police are searching for four suspects accused of assaulting and robbing a student on campus Tuesday night.
According to OSU police, at about 11:53 p.m., Tuesday, a male student was walking in the area of 2125 North High Street, west of the Bowen House, when four teenage males approached him and one asked to borrow the victim’s phone.
Police say that one of the suspects was talking on the phone when another punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The suspects ran northbound with the stolen phone, crossed Lane Avenue and continued north on High Street.
Witnesses told police that four suspects had been seen earlier in the Bowen House, before being asked to leave.
All the suspects are described as being between the ages of 14 and 17.
The first suspect is described as a black male wearing a black jacket and black pants.
The second suspect is described as a black male with dark skin, wearing a light blue hooded shirt, with white pants, and white shoes.
The third suspect is described as a black male wearing a moss green semi-puffy jacket, faded pants with some sort of design on the rear pockets.
The fourth suspect is described as a young black male wearing a black hooded shirt with a white Nike logo and black sweat pants.
Anyone with information concerning this crime can contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.