Vanderbilt student robbed by gunmen next to campus
Oct 16, 2013 08:39 AM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Two gunmen robbed a Vanderbilt University student just off campus early Wednesday morning.
According to Vanderbilt's police department, the robbery occurred at 1 a.m. on 19th Avenue South near Edgehill Avenue.
Two men jumped out of the bushes and asked the victim to get on the ground as they pointed their guns at him.
He was then forced to the ground as they robbed him of his backpack and laptop before fleeing on foot.
The suspects are described as black males, both around the age of 20, approximately five feet, 10 inches tall, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds.
One was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a large Under Armour logo and long pants. The second suspect was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts.
They were last seen running north on 19th Avenue South toward Grand Avenue, away from Vanderbilt's campus.
University officials sent out a security notice following the crime.
Anyone with information on the suspects' identities or the crime is urged to contact Metro police at 615-862-8600 or the Vanderbilt Police Department at 615-322-2745.
In September, three Vanderbilt students were robbed at gunpoint on campus. The suspects have yet to be captured.
The university's public affairs officer said Wednesday that campus police do not believe the incidents are related, saying the suspect descriptions do not match and that there is no indication a car was used was in Wednesday's incident.