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News in Brief: Student mugged on Rice campus

4/7/11 7:00pm

Student mugged on Rice campus

A Baylor College of Medicine student was robbed at gunpoint on the Rice campus on April 2 while he was on his was walking to his car in the Greenbriar parking lot. At this time, RUPD has not been able to identify or apprehend the two suspects.

The victim was robbed around 9 of his wallet and cell phone; he was ultimately able to escape uninjured to his vehicle.

According to information released by RUPD, the two suspects who approached the victim were described as African-American males. The shorter of the two suspects, who brandished the small semi-automatic weapon, was estimated to be approximately 5'6" -5'7" tall and was described as wearing black clothing, a jean jacket and a darkly colored skull cap. The other suspect was estimated to be 5'8"-5'9" tall and was described as wearing all black clothing as well.

According to RUPD Police Chief Bill Taylor, there was almost a day's delay in reporting his incident, so a lot of the leads they might have had if the case had been reported immediately weren't available to RUPD. Taylor said that an investigator is working on some possible leads, but there is currently limited information to work with.

RUPD alerted students of the incident approximately two hours after the incident was reported. In the email, Taylor asked students to contact RUPD at (713) 348-6000 by activating a blue light emergency phone if they have any information that may be useful to the investigation. In the email, RUPD also advised students to travel in pairs whenever possible and to make use of the university's security escort service.

-Ruby Gee

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