Athens Police Offering Reward For Crime Information

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The Athens Police Department is asking for information on recent crimes in the city – and it could mean money in your pocket.

The first occurred January 31 around 9:20am, where an OU graduate student was robbed by an armed man near the Station St. Apartments.

The suspect is described as a black male,  6'1", between 30 and 35-years-old, wearing a blue hoodie, jeans, and white tennis shoes, and had an odor.

The second incident happened on February 19 near Lincoln Hall on Ohio University's campus around 7:00 p.m. where a female was confronted by a man weilding a knife.

The man demanded money, but the victim did not cooperate and ran away unharmed without handing over money. 

Two other unsolved crimes occured on February 23: one at Tiffin Hall and the other between Courtside Pizza and Cornwell Jewelers.

Shortly after 2:00am, a confrontation escalated among a few male suspects.

One of the suspects stabbed the another man several times before running toward Carpenter St.

The suspect is described as a 5'10" white male in his early twenties, blonde/brown hair, weighing between 150 and 170 lbs., and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.

Between 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., on February 23, an unknown person set several small fires at Tiffin Hall, a residence hall on campus.

The suspect started the fires by lighting papers hanging on students' doors and causing minor damage.

A $2,000 reward is being offered to anyone providing information leading to an arrest and/or indictment.

Those with information can contact the APD at (740) 594-3331.