NFTA police investigating attempted robbery on UB South campus

Published June 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transit Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. at University Station on South Campus.

Two victims were approached by three suspects who attempted to steal personal items from them. The suspects shoved the victims and then fled the area. One of the suspects displayed a knife before fleeing. No property was taken.

The three suspects were described as a thin black male wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants, a thin black male with short dreadlocks wearing a light shirt and striped shorts, and a heavy-set white female wearing jean shorts and a sparkly top.

UB police assisted NFTA police by searching the surrounding area but the suspects were gone upon arrival. NFTA police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone who may have information can contact the NFTA police tip line at (716) 331-7187.

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 as soon as possible at (716) 645-2227.