UofM issues safety alert after armed robbery near campus

UofM issues safety alert after armed robbery near campus

An alert was sent to students at the University of Memphis after an armed robbery near the University of Memphis main campus.

An off-campus robbery was reported to UofM Police Services early this morning, Monday, November 5, 2018.

Student Ansley Allen said she was not shocked to receive the email from campus police about the crime.

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“Honestly, I wasn’t super surprised,” she said.

Allen told FOX13 she will still hang out on and around campus.

“You have to be smart, you have to be aware,” Allen said. “There’s crime in every city, there’s crime on every campus, I don’t really think the University of Memphis stands out because of that.”

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The victim said he was approached by three men with handguns around 1:25 a.m. at Brister and Walker.

The three suspects demanded the man's stuff, then left in a gray 4-door car. Police said there was damage to its right front passenger side area, going north on Highland from Walker. There were no injuries.

According to the alert,

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department with the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.