Update: Sunday’s robbery a false alarm

Josh Johnston


The victim of the unfounded robbery recanted, according to a Flashline e-mail sent Wednesday afternoon.


A robbery at knifepoint that was reported Sunday night on campus never actually happened, according to Kent State Police.

“After further investigation of the armed robbery that was reported on Sunday, Feb. 20, the Kent State University Police have determined that it was unfounded, and that there was no robbery,” a press release sent out Tuesday night stated.

The alleged robbery was reported at 9:25 p.m. Sunday. KSUPD investigated the incident Monday and Tuesday, looking for two suspects.

The university sent out a Flashline alert e-mail and text message around 10:30 p.m. Sunday warning students of the alleged robbery behind the library.

Contact Josh Johnston at [email protected].