University of Houston police investigating on-campus robbery

May 25, 2013 8:58:59 PM PDT
University of Houston police are investigating a reported robbery on campus.

It happened just before 8pm Friday in the 4000 Block of Elgin Street.

According to officials, a visitor on campus was approached by three black males. They initially asked if they could use his cellphone, but then one of them pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects demanded the victim's phone and wallet, then they took off toward Rosalie Street.

One suspect was wearing a light blue T-shirt and dark shorts. He was about 5 feet 9 inches and had a thin build. The second suspect was wearing a dark T-shirt and dark shorts. He was about 5 feet 9 inches and had a thin build. The third suspect was also wearing a dark T-shirt and dark shorts. He was about 5 feet 9 inches and had a medium build.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact UH police at 713-743-3333 or police@uh.edu.

As always, the campus community is encouraged to report suspicious people or activity to the UHDPS by using the blue-light emergency phones in the parking lots and parking garage, by dialing 3-3333 from any campus phone, or by dialing 713-743-3333 on cell phones. (Dialing 911 directly should be reserved for emergency situations.)

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