Timely Warning: Unarmed Robbery

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On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at 2:20 a.m., a male undergraduate student reported to the Department of Public Safety that he was walking west between Firestone Library and the Chapel when a male, approximately 6'2" to 6'5" in height, thin build, wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, light colored blue jeans, and white sneakers pushed him from behind. The student lost his balance, dropping his briefcase and headphones. The suspect took the headphones and ran east across Washington Road and onto Williams Street. The victim was not injured.

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Timely Warning: Unarmed Robbery

On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at 2:20 a.m., a male undergraduate student reported to the Department of Public Safety that he was walking west between Firestone Library and the Chapel when a male, approximately 6'2" to 6'5" in height, thin build, wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, light colored blue jeans, and white sneakers pushed him from behind. The student lost his balance, dropping his briefcase and headphones. The suspect took the headphones and ran east across Washington Road and onto Williams Street. The victim was not injured.

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