HYPERLOCAL NEWS HUB BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM
CBU Student Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Residence Hall
By Brett Martin/ MicroMemphis Reporter
April 4, 2012
Local police are investigating what students say was an armed robbery at Christian Brothers University around 9 pm Tuesday night.
According to an emergency text sent to students at the university, campus police were the first to respond to a call at the Capstone Apartments, which are located near the northeast corner of the school.
In a police report that MicroMemphis obtained from the Memphis Police Department, when police got to the scene at the student housing complex at 170 Oakdale Avenue, they found a female student on the ground near her apartment. However, she was unharmed during the incident.
The victim told police that she was followed up the stairs by a
black male believed to be in his 20s. He was wearing a white shirt and red Adidas shoes with black stripes.
Once she opened the door, the man pointed a silver handgun at her
and demanded her money. The suspect asked if anyone else was home, once she answered he told her to shut the door and he left immediately.
CBU Campus Police and the Memphis Police Department are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made so far, however,while on the scene, officers viewed a surveillance video but were unable to see the suspect.
In an open Facebook group page, CBU students expressed
concern about what they called a "lack of security" around the housing complex where the incident happened.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with a "heart shaped" face. No one was harmed during the robbery. Students are told that information will be released by CBU police as it becomes available.