February 14, 2018
UD Police investigate armed robbery on Laird Campus
University of Delaware Police are investigating the robbery of a 21-year-old male student that occurred around 2:40 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in a parking lot near the Thomas McKean Residence Hall on the Laird Campus.
The student was walking toward his residence hall when he was approached by two men. One of them pointed a semiautomatic handgun at the victim and the other tackled him to the ground. The victim’s wallet fell out of his pocket and one of the suspects picked it up while the other demanded that he hand over his cell phone. The victim complied, and both suspects fled the scene in an older model gold or tan Chrysler sedan. The victim was not injured.
One of the male suspects is described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall with an average build and a long beard, and the other is approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall with an average build.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact University of Delaware Police at 302-831-2222.
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