On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at approximately 2:55 a.m., two students reported they were approached by an unknown male while standing outside their house on the 1200 block of Madison Street. The male displayed what appeared to be a black handgun and knife and demanded both students’ property. The students gave the male their cellphone and handbag. The suspect fled the scene on foot westbound on Madison Street towards Comstock Avenue. No injuries were reported. The male suspect is described as 6’0 tall, 20’s, wearing a black zip up sweater. No further description was provided.
If you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspect.
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.
As always, we ask our community to remain vigilant in helping to keep our campus safe. To report a crime, contact please contact 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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