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Car Robberies in ONU and Community

The eastern Affinity Village parking lot where some of the robberies took place.  (Photo by Northern Review/Nick Pesetsky)

The eastern Affinity Village parking lot where some of the robberies took place. (Photo by Northern Review/Nick Pesetsky)

On the nights of Sunday, March 29, and Monday, March 30, several cars were robbed in and around the Ohio Northern University campus.

At least five incidences were reported to ONU Security. None of the robberies showed evidence of forced entry, considering that the cars were all unlocked. In most cases, change or small items were stolen. One GPS was stolen; some cars just had things moved or more valuable things still inside.

The robberies occurred mainly on the south side of campus near Lucas Road. There were also robberies in the Ada community off of campus. No pattern is evident in the location of the robberies; they are all over the surrounding village.

Ada Police is investigating the incidents and has a suspect. ONU Chief of Security George Sleeseman stated, “They have a person of interest, a local person who is a known thief.”

Any information regarding the robberies can be directed to ONU security. Even if the stolen materials are little in value, the incident still needs to be reported.

These burglaries could have been prevented by owners, simply by locking the car doors.

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