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UB Police Investigating Robbery

By University Police

Release Date: April 19, 2010

University Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery which occurred at approximately 12:05 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, near Townsend Parking Lot on the University at Buffalo South Campus.

The victim reported being approached from behind and struck in the face by an unknown male wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans who took his backpack and fled in the direction of Main Street.

A suspect has not been identified at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the University Police at 645-2227.

Members of the university community are urged to remember to stay alert to their surroundings, to always travel with other people and to report any unusual circumstances or suspicious persons and activities to the University Police as soon as possible. When possible, use the Anti-Rape Task Force Safety Escort program or other UB transportation services. Call 829-2584 for escort program information, or go to their Web site at http://healtheducation.buffalo.edu.

Tips on any campus crime can be reported at 645-2227 or anonymously at http:www.upolice.buffalo.edu.