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NDSP reports two robberies over the weekend

| Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Over the weekend, two students — one male and one female — were the victims of separate robberies, according to an email Tuesday from NDSP.

The email stated neither student sustained injuries and no weapons were involved.

According to the email, the first robbery took place along Twyckenham Drive near the soccer practice fields Saturday at around 2:40 a.m. The suspect approached a male student, falsely identified himself as a police officer and threatened the student with arrest unless he gave him $40.

“The suspect told the victim to get into his vehicle and drove to several ATM machines where the victim attempted unsuccessfully to get cash,” the email stated. “Eventually the suspect drove the victim to a residence hall on campus where he accompanied the victim inside.”

The student then retrieved cash from a friend and subsequently gave it to the suspect, and at 3:13 a.m. the suspect left campus, the email stated.

The email stated the suspect was described “as a tall, heavyset black male with short hair wearing a red and black baseball cap, black frame glasses, a black shirt and gray sweatpants driving a mid-sized silver SUV with dark interior that was in good condition.”

NDSP released a picture of the suspect’s alleged car in the email.

The second robbery occurred Sunday at around 5:30 p.m. and involved two suspects, according to the email.

“ … A female student was walking southbound on the east side of Notre Dame Avenue across from Cedar Grove Cemetery, talking on her cell phone,” the email stated. “Two high school-aged males on bicycles rode up from behind her, grabbed the phone from her ear and headed southbound off campus.”

According to the email, one suspect wore a red jacket. NDSP was unable to locate either suspect.

The email asked anyone with information regarding the robberies to contact NDSP at 574-631-5555.

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