Syracuse University student reports attempted strong-arm robbery on campus

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A student reported to the Department of Public Safety that an attempted strong-arm robbery occurred Wednesday in Ernie Davis Hall.

A Syracuse University student reported a strong-arm robbery that occurred in Ernie Davis Hall on Wednesday, according to a Department of Public Safety notice.

At approximately 4:25 p.m., the student reported, two men knocked on the door of a dorm room and attempted to rob him. DPS sent a Public Safety Alert to Syracuse University students via email at 7 p.m.

The suspects, two males, reportedly asked the student “Where is the sh*t” after he opened the door to them. According to the safety alert, the student said he was unsure of what they meant.

The student sustained minor injuries, including a cut to the chin and soreness in his throat and neck.

DPS asked for help in identifying the suspects, who fled on foot. One suspect was described as 6 feet tall with a small mustache, wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with white sleeves and white sneakers. The other was reportedly 5 feet, 8 inches tall, wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark sweatpants with white stripes.

After they searched the room in Ernie Davis Hall, the suspects fled the scene without taking anything, heading westbound on Waverly Avenue.


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