Robbery triggers OSU campus alert, suspect may be armed

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Campus-area residents should watch out for a robbery suspect with a gun, OSU police said Saturday evening.

Officials said a woman in her early 30s approached a victim in the Safe Auto Garage at 1585 Westpark Street. She said she had a gun before stealing the victim’s cellphone and fleeing north inside the garage.

The suspect is described as black, skinny woman last seen wearing black sweatpants and a gray t-shirt. She has a tattoo on her right forearm with unknown writing.

Police are at the scene investigating and have increased patrols on the campus’ south side.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545. Anonymous tips can be sent to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.

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