Student robbed at gun- and knife-point outside Hadley Village
Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013 20:10
On Friday at 10 p.m., a student was robbed outside of 108 Hadley Village.
Two males with a knife and handgun demanded a student handover his bag, which contained electronic equipment, according to UPD in a UB alert. The victim was not harmed. The suspects were white and wore black hoodies; they fled the scene on foot.
Lieutenant Joshua Sticht of University Police (UPD) said the robbery was not a random act; the suspects targeted the victim.
Sticht said the victim was trying to sell an iPod on Craigslist and a woman contacted the victim. Sticht said the victim divulged more personal information than he or she should have. The victim then told the woman about other electronics he or she was trying to sell. The victim set up a time to meet the woman at Hadley Village, but the two male suspects showed up instead.
Sticht urges students to be careful when giving strangers their information in transactions like this. He said students should never be alone in these meetings and should always make transactions in a public place.
The robbery is still under investigation, but Sticht is confident that UPD will find the suspects. Anyone with information on the robbery can contact UPD at (716) 645-222.