A woman told police that four people tried to rob her on Woody Hayes Drive Monday evening.
According to OSU police, a woman said she was walking along Woody Hayes Drive near the Olentangy River bridge at about 7:15 p.m. Monday when a white man in his mid-20s approached her.
She said the man was with two other white men and a white female, all in their mid-20s, in a red GMC sports utility vehicle.
The man demanded the student’s book bag and brandished a red handgun at her.
When she refused to give her bag over, the group fled eastbound.
Ohio State police issued the alert Monday night, saying that the alert was to heighten safety awareness.
Officials said they did not issue the alert because they believed there was an increase in crime in the area.
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