Residents living in houses and apartments within a few blocks of each other were the most recent victims of a rash of robberies around The Ohio State University campus.
Thieves targeted apartments, a fraternity house and a sorority house, 10TV's Justin Moss reported. In one home, the residents were sleeping when thieves broke in and stole expensive electronics.
Taylor Weary, a student at Ohio State, said that he was inside the home. Weary said that he felt lucky that he and his roommates were not injured.
"You know they didn't come in with just their hands to protect them," said Weary. "So, that's the most unsettling part is someone could have come downstairs and anything could have happened after that."
The rash of break-ins prompted some to look into security systems, Moss reported.
"That's an easy $20 you can chip in with the rest of my roommates to try and get a security system," said Weary. "I don't feel bad doing that at all. I mean our parents wouldn't have a problem with that either. Safety needs to be at the top of our priority list."
Each time, the thieves got in by breaking a window, Moss reported. Columbus Police were investigating.
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