UH student robbed at gunpoint while walking on campus

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- University of Houston police say a student was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning on the main campus in southeast Houston.

It happened shortly before 3 a.m. in the 4800 block of Calhoun Road while he was walking toward parking lot 20C, not far from popular student hangout The Den.

Police say the student was approached by two men, one of whom had a gun. They took his backpack, which had his laptop and cellphone inside.

The suspects were last seen driving south on Calhoun toward Wheeler Avenue in a 2000-2001 silver Chevy Impala.

On campus, students told Eyewitness News they feel safe, but instances like this cause them to remain vigilant.

"If I'm going to walk long distances I just try to leave my backpack and take my wallet, and keep it in close proximity to me," UH junior Victoria Avila said. "Because I've seen those reports where people are getting their laptop stolen, their backpack stolen, and those things cost a lot of money."

UH police say it doesn't know of any other incidents to which this might be connected on campus, but will inquire with the Houston Police Department to see if it matches any cases its officers are working to solve.

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