Public Safety Notice: Off-Campus Attempted Robbery, 10/25/2012

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Off-Campus Attempted Robbery

Notice Issued October 26, 2012

Case # 12- 488540

900 block of Lancaster Avenue

On Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:40 p.m., a student reported to DPS that when he was walking in the 900 block of Lancaster Ave, between Stratford St. and Kensington Rd. he was approached by two males, one of whom asked to use his cellphone. The student told the man he couldn’t use his cellphone. One of the men then pressed something against his back, walked him up a driveway in between two houses, and demanded his cellphone and headphones. After the student gave the suspects his cellphone and headphones, he observed that one of the men held a black handgun. As the student began to walk away, the suspects gave the student his personal property back. The suspects then ran north on Lancaster Ave.

DPS asks for your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspects:

Suspect # 1: male, black, 5’ 7”, 20-22 years of age, thick build, wearing a charcoal grey sweatshirt and blue jeans; Suspect # 2: male, black, 5’ 9”, 20-22 years of age, slim build, wearing a blue hoodie and darker blue jeans.