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Crime alert issued for robbery on Wednesday

At 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, a male student reported to Ohio University police that around 1 a.m. on the same day he was robbed in Emeriti Park while walking from Oxbow Trail toward Clippinger Hall.

The victim reported he was approached by three males. Suspect 1 demanded money and the victim complied. The suspects left the area on foot, walking toward Oxbow Trail, and the victim continued toward Clippinger.

No weapons were involved in the incident and the victim was not physically injured. The victim completed a composite sketch of the first suspect, which is available online. Ohio University police are investigating.

The suspects are described as three college-age black males, further described as follows:

  • Suspect 1: (pictured in sketch online) 6' tall, lean build, with wavy black hair and a goatee, wearing an Ohio University hoodie and black Nike shoes

  • Suspect 2: 6' tall wearing yellow Nike shoes and blue jeans

  • Suspect 3: 5' 10" tall; no further description

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:

  • Don't walk alone; call Safe-T Patrol (740) 593-4040 for an escort

  • Stay on well traveled paths and be alert to your surroundings

  • Report suspicious activity to the police immediately

The full crime alert, along with a sketch of Suspect 1, can be found here.