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Buffalo Police Investigating 12/13 Off-Campus Robbery

Published December 14, 2015 at 9:49 AM

An incident has occurred on or near a University at Buffalo campus that may pose a continuing threat to the university community. This warning is provided so that you may take whatever action is deemed necessary for your safety.

The Buffalo Police are investigating an off-campus student robbery, reported December 13, 2015, that occurred on 12/13/15 at 10:35 p.m. on Winspear Avenue.

The victim and a friend were approached by two male teenagers wearing dark colored clothing. The suspects asked the victim to use his cell phone. The victim stated that one of the males then pulled on his shirt from his left and from his right the other suspect pointed a black handgun at him. The victim stated he was then struck in the head by the suspect on his left at which time he gave them his cell phone, and his wallet. The two suspects took those items and then ran west bound into the city. Neither victim was injured.  At approximately 3 a.m., the Buffalo Police apprehended both suspects when they attempted to sell the phone.

To protect yourself, remember to stay alert to your surroundings and always travel with other people. When possible, use the SBI Safety Services walk stations, Safety shuttle or other UB transportation services. 

Members of the community are urged to be vigilant at all times. Report any unusual circumstances or suspicious persons and activities to the University Police (645-2222) as soon as possible.