Carjacking reported at UofM campus

Carjacking reported at UofM campus
Thieves stole a car at gunpoint this morning near the University of Memphis campus.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis reported an armed robbery and carjacking early this morning.

The incident happened in a lot at Southern Avenue and Houston Street, according to an alert sent by the UofM.

The alert was sent at 3:38 a.m.

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According to Memphis police, officers responded to a carjacking on Houston Street at 3:13 a.m.

Two men, both 19, were sitting in a car when a dark-colored car pulled up behind them.

One of the victims said three men got out of the car and pointed handguns at them, according to police.

The man demanded the victims get out of the car.

Neither of the victim was injured.

One of the suspects got into the victim’s car and fled southbound on Houston Street, according to police.

The victim told police his iPad was in the car.

The iPad was tracked to an apartment complex at Cooper Street and McLemore Avenue.

The iPad was inside the stolen car, which was unoccupied.

The car was towed for processing, according to police.