Ohio State University Police have issued a public safety notice after a two home invasion robberies near campus in less than a month.
The latest incident happened Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. on West Maynard Avenue. A female OSU student told Columbus Police she woke up to two suspects pointing guns at her. Police said the suspects bound her hands and put her in a basement. It's believed the suspects broke in through a side window.
On August 19, Columbus Police responded to a similar incident on West Oakland Avenue. Two male OSU students said they were confronted by two suspects who forced their way into the home at knifepoint.
"At the end of the day, they didn't hurt us at all," says the victim, Matt.
The suspects initially tried to get into his home through a window, but after a few minutes, they decided to knock on the front door.
Matt says his roommate answered the door.
"They had a knife to his throat and they made me tie his hands and feet together and then they tied me to him," Matt said.
Matt says the suspects covered his face as they went room by room looking for things to steal.
"They stole a bunch of electronics, laptops, tablets, phones," says Matt. "They kind of trashed our place. they poured milk on just about everything in the house."
Matt and his roommate were able to wiggle free and call police.
OSU says both incidents occurred during the morning hours.
Anyone with information regarding either crime is urged to call police. OSU Police is also reminding people living in the University district to be vigilant about securing their homes and reporting any suspicious activity.
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