Three Vanderbilt University students were robbed in two separate incidents early Wednesday morning. According to campus police, the first incident involving two students occurred at 3:38 a.m.
The victims, who were walking toward Branscomb Quad, reported two black males approached them at gunpoint and instructed them to get on the ground. One of the victims was forcibly pushed to the ground before the gunmen took a backpack and laptop computer. The suspects are believed to have fled the scene in a nearby vehicle. Minutes later, at 3:40 a.m., a second robbery occurred on Jess Neely Drive, near the McGugin Center. The student was reportedly chased by two black males. The victim said the two men got away with his backpack after he dropped it while running. One of the suspects is around six feet tall with a thin build. At the time of the crime he was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The second suspect is around five feet, eight inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The pair is believed to have fled the scene in a late model silver or light colored four-door sedan. The car is missing its front left hubcap. The vehicle was last seen traveling north on 24th Avenue South toward West End Avenue.
Vanderbilt police patrol campus 24/7. Anyone with information on either incident is urged to call Vanderbilt University police at 615-322-2745.