Columbus police searching for suspect in campus area robbery

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery on or near OSU’s campus last week.

It happened August 12 just after 1am in the area of North High Street and East 13th Avenue.

Two victims, one male, 18 and one female, 18, were in the area when a man approached them and began a conversation before pulling out a handgun and demanding their property.

The suspect fled on foot after taking a purse and cell phone from the victims.

Police believe this suspect may be involved with other robberies on and around the campus area.

He’s described as a white male, 25-30 years old, standing 5’10” tall and weighing 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and a purple baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police. 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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