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Campus robbery suspects released

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Police are still looking for two men who reportedly robbed an Ohio State student near campus last week.

A 19-year-old OSU student told police two men robbed him at about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the parking lot behind Harrison House Apartments, near Neil Avenue and Tuttle Park Place. One man held the student at gunpoint while the other man searched him and took his phone, keys and wallet, according to reports. After stealing the items, the suspects ran away.

OSU Police officer Chuck Gierach was first to respond to the scene and found two men matching the suspect descriptions nearby on West Norwich Avenue, according to reports. He drew his gun and ordered the two men to put their hands up and get on their knees.

OSU Police officers Marjorie Rizalvo and Adam Tabor and officers from Columbus Police arrived soon after to arrest the men. After questioning the suspects at the scene — and after the student failed to identify them as the robbers — police released the two men, said Columbus Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner.

Columbus Police found the student’s wallet but were unable to find his phone and keys.

The victim described the suspects as two black males between the ages of 15 and 25. One of the suspects was described as about 5-foot-7.

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