Belmont University issues alert following attempted robbery involving juveniles

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Security around the Belmont University campus has increased following a report of an attempted robbery involving juveniles with a fake gun.

In a statement from the university, a spokesperson said a Belmont student reported Tuesday evening that he was sitting in his vehicle at 14th Avenue South and Acklen Avenue when he was approached by two male juveniles soliciting money for a fundraiser.

When the student declined, he told investigators the two juveniles opened his car door and attempted to pull him out while showing what he described as a fake plastic gun painted silver.

A witness yelled at the juveniles and they ran away, the victim said.

Metro police met with the victim, lifted prints from the vehicle and took a report.

The victim described the suspects as black males believed to be in their late teens. One was about 5’10”, 150 lbs. and was wearing a black hoodie and jeans. The other was about 6’0” and was wearing a black and red sweatshirt with jeans.

As a result, Campus Security increased vehicle and foot patrols in the area.

Anyone who witnesses any suspicious behavior is urged to contact Campus Security at 615-460-6911.

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