University of Houston students robbed at gunpoint

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two UH students reported to the University of Houston Police Department that they were robbed at gunpoint in the front entrance of Cougar Place late Saturday night.

The incident took place just before midnight.

The students told authorities they were attempting to enter the front door of Cougar Place when they saw someone walking towards them. They believed the individual was a student and held the door for him. The suspect then pulled a black semi-automatic handgun with a long barrel and demanded one student's purse and the other student's wallet and cell phone, which the students surrendered.

The suspect then ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the area traveling southbound on Cullen Boulevard. As the suspect fled the area, the students also reported that the suspect fired a shot into the air.

The armed suspect was described as a black male, approximately 18-22 years of age, 5' 5" to 5' 8", and 150 - 180 lbs. He has short black hair with a short goatee, and wore a navy blue hoodie and blue jean pants at the time of the robbery. There is no description of a suspect who was waiting in the vehicle.

The students described the vehicle as purple crossover, possibly a newer model PT Cruiser.

No one was injured in this incident.
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