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Robbery results in advisory from UNCC police

A robbery on the UNC Charlotte campus last weekend has prompted a safety advisory from university police for students and staff.

Police issued the advisory Monday, after two people were robbed shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been announced in the case.

UNCC police say the incident is a reminder that students and staff should walk, jog or bike on campus in groups, using well-lighted and heavily-traveled areas. The use of headphones is discouraged, police say, because they can distract the listener.

In addition, students and staff were reminded to avoid wearing expensive jewelry or displaying cell phones, because those items can be attractive to thieves.

The robbery was reported on Van Landingham Road, according to the police report. Three men confronted the two victims near East Parking Deck 3.

The bandits took two laptop computers and a cell phone from the victims, then ran away from campus on John Kirk Road.

According to the police report, the victims initially thought the suspects showed a gun, but they are not certain of that.

All three suspects were black males, according to police. One was about 5 feet 8 and 160 pounds, wearing a red hoodie and dark-colored pants. A second was 6 foot 3 and 230 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and light-colored pants. The third suspect was 6 foot 3 and 200 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information in the case can contact UNC Charlotte Police at 704-687-2200 or leave information online with Crime Stoppers.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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