December 05, 2007

Campus Safety Alert

Southern Illinois University Carbondale police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 2:10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. The armed robbery occurred on the north side of the Allen III residence hall.

A 21-year-old SIUC student delivering pizzas told police he approached two black males outside the residence hall on the assumption they were the ones who ordered pizzas. They asked him the price of the pizzas and the victim placed the pizzas on a picnic table. A third suspect, also a black male, then ran up to the victim, pointed a gun at him, and demanded the victim give up everything he had, police said.

The three suspects took the pizzas, and the victim surrendered his wallet and cell phone. The three suspects then ran toward the front of the residence hall.

The victim was not injured.

The victim described the suspect carrying the gun as six feet tall, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with his face covered. The victim described the other two suspects as five feet, eight inches tall, wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

Anyone with information should call the SIUC Department of Public Safety at 618/453-3771 or the Crime Stopper Line at 618/549-COPS.