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OUPD arrests suspect in weekend robbery

Oct 6, 2009  

The Ohio University Police Department arrested Nicholas Dowler of Athens on Monday for aggravated robbery. He is one of two men who allegedly were involved in the robbery of an Ohio University female student on Saturday morning.

According to an OUPD crime alert issued on Saturday, a white male holding what looked like a box cutter confronted the female student in a parking lot behind McCracken Hall off Stewart Street around 2:26 a.m. and demanded her money. The victim said the man then snatched her purse and fled in a dark-colored pickup truck being driven by another male. The victim told police she was not physically injured in the robbery.

OUPD Chief Andrew Powers said Dowler was identified through an anonymous tip and turned himself in on Monday after an arrest warrant was issued for him. Powers said Dowler has confessed to participating in the crime and was arraigned in Athens Municipal Court on Monday. He is being held in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Anyone with additional information about this incident should call OUPD at 740-593-1911.

-- George Mauzy



Related Links
Ohio University Police Department:  http://www.ohio.edu/police/ 
OUPD crime and emergency alerts:  http://www.ohio.edu/police/alerts/  

Published: Oct 6, 2009 2:17 PM  

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