On Sunday, January 28, 2018, two Syracuse University students and an ESF student reported being approached by two mask-wearing males. The three separate incidents reported occurred in the 100 block of Ostrom Avenue, the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue, and the 300 block of Meadowbrook Drive, respectively.
At approximately 7:10 p.m., the suspects reportedly stole a student’s wallet, its contents and cash in the 100 block of Ostrom Avenue. At approximately 8:10 p.m., the suspects attempted to steal property from an ESF student in the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue. No property was stolen. At approximately 8:20 p.m., the suspects reportedly stole a student’s iPhone in the 300 block of Meadowbrook Drive before returning to their vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported by the three students.
If you were in the vicinity at the time of these incidents, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspects. Suspect #1 is described as male, 5’10”, medium build, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark jeans, dark colored ski mask. Suspect #2 is described as a male, 6’2”, heavy set, longer hair, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a red or brown colored jacket, brown cargo pants, dark colored ski mask and in possession of a silver handgun. The vehicle was a grey or silver colored SUV. Last direction of travel from the 300 block of Meadowbrook Drive is unknown at this time.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at 315.442.5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.
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