University of Houston alert: Police on lookout for another armed robber near campus

April 15, 2013 7:02:12 PM PDT
The University of Houston sent a security alert Monday evening to warn students of a robber at large, possibly near campus.

In their second alert in two days, campus police said the robbery suspect used used cell phones to lure his victim off campus.

According to UH police, the victim was approached by the suspect Monday morning in parking lot 20C. The suspect reportedly asked the victim if he wanted to purchase iPhones at a discounted price.

Police said the victim agreed and drove with the suspect to an off-campus location where he was robbed.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 280-300 pounds with a moustache. He was wearing a white jersey T-shirt and a white hat. Officials said the suspect drove a white Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban and brandished a black semi-automatic handgun during the robbery.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call UH police at 713-743-3333.

The university is also asking its students to be alert and cautious of their surroundings, staying in groups and not walking alone, especially in the dark.

If you are victimized, police encourage you to notice details. Try to stay calm and note everything possible about the suspect and vehicle. Use the emergency call boxes around campus. There are 70 of them. They alert central dispatch and report the incident immediately by calling 911.

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