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By Seth Brown     2/14/13 6:00pm


Attempted robbery of graduate student spurs alert 

Rice University Police Department sent out a crime alert Wednesday afternoon about an incident which took place Tuesday night. The alert states that a graduate student was attacked by two men in a white car in an attempted robbery while riding his bicycle on Dryden Street south of campus. According to the alert, the student described his alleged assailants as black males, one of whom was wearing a yellow shirt. 

RUPD Capt. Clemente Rodriguez said the City of Houston is taking the lead on the investigation of the incident. Rodriguez said that, although the incident occurred near campus, he does believe the security guards RUPD recently hired have been having an effect on campus security. Rodriguez said he advises students to follow the advice given in the crime alert - to avoid walking alone after dark, to not fight back if you find yourself the victim of a crime and to take advantage of RUPD's night escort service. 

- Seth Brown, Editor in Chief 

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