2 armed robberies in 1 week near Texas State dorms, police say

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Campus police at Texas State University are warning students after an armed robbery in a student housing parking lot. 

Police sent an alert to students just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning saying the robbery took place near Building 4 in Bobcat Village and there were four suspects who allegedly showed the victim(s) a silver automatic pistol. No one was injured in the incident. 

Two of the four suspects were described by police in the alert. The suspect driver of a blue SUV was wearing a baseball hat and one passenger was wearing a grey hoodie, police wrote. 

TXST police have been busy in the past weeks after previous reports of an armed robbery and the death of a 20-year-old student in an apartment a mile away from campus. 

“I’ve been here three weeks and so I know that this is not the norm, which is why it’s heightened people’s sense of, you know, it’s made them uncomfortable,” said Police Chief Laurie Clouse.

On Feb. 13, police alerted students to an armed robbery in the garage of Blanco Hall. The suspect in that robbery was described as wearing a black mask, black hoodie and reportedly showed the victim(s) a handgun. 

The two robberies are not related, according to Clouse. The chief plans to add more officers and is already increasing patrols around campus. 

On Thursday police are inviting students, staff and faculty to visit the police department and talk with officers about safety in the lobby of the Nueces Building from 1 to 3 p.m.

You can report any suspicious activity to university police at (512) 245-2805.

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