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Crime alert issued for attempted aggravated robbery

On Jan. 25, a male Ohio University student reported being the victim of an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred Jan. 18, at some time between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The victim reported walking through the Seigfred Hall parking lot (#41) when he was confronted by the unknown male suspect. The male brandished a knife and told the victim to give him the victim's wallet. The victim refused, was able to evade the suspect, and avoided injury.

If you believe you may have information pertinent to this investigation, please contact:

  • Ohio University Police at (740) 593-1911

  • Anonymous tips may be made to Crime Solvers at (740) 594-3331

Personal Safety Reminders:

  • Avoid walking alone

  • Call Safe-T-Patrol for an escort (740) 593-4040 if you can't find a friend to walk with you

  • Stay on well-traveled pathways

  • Remain alert to what's going on around you

  • Report suspicious people to police by calling 911