Johnson C. Smith University officials have issued an advisory to students and staff about the threat of robberies in areas near the west Charlotte campus.
School officials say two armed robberies took place near the campus in the days before Christmas. No injuries were reported in the incidents.
According to the advisory, the first robbery occurred about 10 p.m. Dec. 17 near the rear parking lot of Mosaic Village, off Duckworth Street. Mosaic Village opened in August, with 80 apartments for about 300 students along West Trade Street, near the campus.
The second robbery was reported around midnight Dec. 19 near South Bruns Avenue. In each case, school officials say, the victim was alone and personal items were taken.
Johnson C. Smith officials have advised students and staff to be with other people at night, when walking between the main campus and Mosaic Village. The university said it will provide escorts, upon request, from the campus police department.
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