Student robbed east of campus Thursday
Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 28, 2014
A Notre Dame student was robbed but not injured by two unidentified male suspects Thursday night while walking directly east of campus, according to an email sent from Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) on Friday morning.
The robbery occurred as the student was walking on Vaness Street near Turtle Creek Court, according to the email. Irish Row Apartments are located on that part of Vaness Street.
The email said the robbery occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. after a midsized sedan approached the victim.
“The victim was walking east when a brown or tan midsized sedan that he had observed driving slowly in the area pulled up in front of him,” the email stated. “Suspects exited the vehicle, approached the student, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s phone and money. The suspects returned to their vehicle and left the area traveling eastbound on Vaness toward South Bend Avenue.”
The email said both NDSP and local police responded to the incident, and South Bend Police is investigating the crime. The email said the suspects were not apprehended.
The suspects were described as black males in their late teens or early twenties and approximately six feet tall, the email said. The suspects were also described as wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.
NDSP regularly patrols all areas of campus, and the email stated that they are making extra patrols of the perimeter of campus. In the email, the Office of Campus Safety said any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to NDSP.