Troy City Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a student that took place at the Grove apartment complex Monday, Sept. 22. This incident follows the arrest of a non-student on campus last week who had an outstanding warrant for carrying a concealed weapon without a license.
According to Lt. Bryan Weed from the Troy City Police Department, the victim, Samuel Williams, was going to his car around 5pm when he was approached by three black males.
Williams told police that one of the suspects had a handgun which he used to rob him at gunpoint.
The suspects took some cash and a cell phone from Williams, who then reportedly got into his vehicle and attempted to drive away. In his attempt, he sped away and wrecked into another vehicle in the parking lot.
The suspects then fled the scene and were last seen running towards Moulton Court and Washington Street.
Williams was able to give police a description of one of the men. The suspect was described as a black male in his early twenties around 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a goatee and a star tattoo above his eye.
Herbert Reeves, dean of student services, sent an email to students on Tuesday after the incident regarding safety precautions on and off campus.
“Personal preparedness is a critical component to individual safety,”Reeves said. The email urged students and faculty to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior.
Police are encouraging the public to help them find out any information about the suspects.
“Anyone who has any information on this robbery or the suspects involved can call the police department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness number at 566-5555,”Weed said.