A robbery reported on High Street early Saturday morning prompted University Police to issue a public safety notice Saturday afternoon.
At 12:37 a.m., a female OSU student was knocked to the ground in front of Apollo’s Greek Kitchen, at 1758 N. High St., by a black female, according to the notice. The victim’s cellphone was taken, and she sustained minor injuries to her face.
The suspect was not armed, according to the notice, and is described as having a thin build and wearing a purple shirt. The suspect might have also been with a group of females and one male, according to the notice.
The public safety notice notice asked anyone with information to contact University Police or the Columbus Division of Police.
Public safety notices are issued when crimes are considered to be of a “concern and/or continuing threat to the campus community,” though it does not mean there was an increase in crime or a crime pattern exists, according to the notice.
There have been at least four other public safety notices issued so far in 2014. One notice was for a reported rape in a residence hall in February and two notices were for an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery in March and April, respectively. The final notice was issued in May, reporting three robberies that occurred near or on OSU’s campus within three hours of each other.