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Columbus Police Want OSU Students to Pay More Attention to Surroundings
COLUMBUS (Tara Morgan) -- Police want students living near the OSU campus to pay more attention to their surroundings following a rash of robberies.
Police say too many people are glued to their cell phones and not looking out for their own safety.
"When you're walking around especially after dark in areas a little more compacted you should be looking around and seeing what's around you not trying to figure out what's on that glowing screen in front of your face," said Columbus Police Cmdr. Chris Bowling.
Bowling says they have more patrols in neighborhoods near campus to deter criminals.
This after a rash of robberies including one early Thursday morning near Frambes Avenue and Tuller Street where a girl was robbed at gunpoint.
"We're trying to keep students from being picked off as robbery victims," said Bowling.
Bowling says students who do find themselves in trouble need to call police first before family and friends to give them the advantage of catching the bad guys.