Police search for man accused of robbing three women in campus-area apartment

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Police are looking for a man who forced his way into an apartment and robbed three female OSU students late last week.

It happened around 5:30pm on December 1.

According to Columbus police, three women were inside their apartment on the 1500 block of Indianola Avenue when a man knocked on the front door.

Police said the man stole cell phones and other property before leaving.

Later, police said someone tried to sell the stolen phones at a local market. The market’s security cameras captured video of the man and the vehicle he was riding in.

The suspect was described as a black male in his late 20s. He stood between 5’8” and 5’10”, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. Police said he had light skin a stocky build, a tattoo on the left side of his neck and tattoos on the backs of both hands.

He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a white graphic on the front, dark pants, black/white shoes and an orange/black toboggan hat.

The suspect vehicle was described as a tan or gray Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows.

Anyone with info on this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact CPD’s Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or Det. Longworth at mlongworth@columbuspolice.org or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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