UH warns about terrifying break-in on campus

Police say three gunmen are on the loose, wanted for robbing students inside an on-campus apartment
November 25, 2013 3:42:16 PM PST
The University of Houston sent out an alert Monday, warning students about a terrifying break-in at one of the school's most popular on-campus apartment complexes.

Campus police were called to the Cambridge Oaks Apartments around 4am.

According to investigators, three men jumped through an open window into an apartment unit. Witnesses said one of the men was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects, who police say wore bandanas over their faces, held a resident at gunpoint while they got away with two laptop computers and an external hard drive.

"Something where you can't go to sleep at night. That's how scary it is," student Ali Hosseni said. "You're always having this feeling that somebody is going to come rob your house next."

Campus police increased security after a rash of robberies last September, but some students say they still don't feel safe.

"I'm kind of uneasy to leave my apartment over the break, like, alone; unattended," student Katherine Denniston said.

Denniston and other students are now taking precautions, like walking in groups and alerting police. But they're not sure that will help. This armed robbery happened right across the street from the police station.

"I have the campus police on my phone," Denniston said. "They're, like, right there. That's all I can really do."

Police say all three robbery suspects are black males who appeared to be between 18 and 22 years old. One stood between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 8 inches tall and had a medium build. A second was between 5 feet 10 inches tall and 6 feet tall with a medium build and medium skin tone. The third suspect was also between 5 feet 10 inches tall and 6 feet tall with a medium build and medium skin tone

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police.

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