Another Attack Reported Near Ohio State Campus

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Police said that a student was attacked and robbed near the Ohio State campus on Tuesday night.

The crime was part of a string reported in the area over the last few weeks.

According to police, a man was walking in the 1500 block of Neil Avenue, near Eighth Avenue, at about 7:14 p.m. when two men approached the student and implied they had a gun.  Then, they forcibly removed the student's backpack, police said.

The area where the crime occurred had some lights but was much darker than the campus area one block north where the sidewalks have more lighting, 10TV's Shayla Reaves reported.

The attack was the fourth this month and the second this week, police said.

Police said that they did not have much information about the robbers.  They were described as black and under 20 years old.  Both were about 6 feet tall with a thin build.  They were wearing dark sweat pants and jackets, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact either the University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus police at 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-8477.

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