Columbus Police searching for University District armed robbery suspect

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Columbus Division of Police is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred off campus in the University District.

The robbery happened around 1:10am Saturday. According to The Ohio State University Emergency Management Office, officers with the Columbus Division of Police responded to a report of an armed robbery on Summit Street between East 14th Avenue and East 15th Avenue.

When they arrived, officers took the statements of two female Ohio State students. The women told officers they were approached by an unknown man who had a handgun. The suspect demanded that the women hand over their purses. The women complied with his demands and the suspect fled the scene with their belongings.

Officers said the women described the suspect as a skinny male, about 22 to 25 years old. He stands between 5-feet, 8-inches and 5-feet, 9-inches tall. He has brown hair and was wearing a gray sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Columbus Police at 614-645-4545. According to the Ohio State University Emergency Management Office, both the Columbus Division of Police and Ohio State University Police have increased patrols in the area of the robbery.

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