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Police: Man forced into van at gunpoint, robbed in broad daylight near Ohio State’s campus

Columbus police are looking for help identifying two suspects in an aggravated robbery near Ohio State's campus.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are looking for help identifying two suspects in an aggravated robbery near Ohio State's campus.

According to police, at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the victim was walking in an alley in the rear of 135 E. Norwich Street when a silver minivan approached. A passenger got out of the van, pointed a gun at the victim and forced him into the van.

Police say the suspect pistol-whipped the victim and took his belongings.

The victim was then taken to an alley near East Long Street and Champion Avenue and released.

According to police, the victim described one of the suspects as wearing a ski-mask and having dreadlocks. The driver was described as having cream-colored dreadlocks.

The victim is not affiliated with Ohio State, according to a Neighborhood Safety Notice from the university.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4665 or Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS.