Two weekend robberies

City, campus police mum on details

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Four students have reported being

robbed in two separate incidents on and

off campus this weekend.

Kent State Police Department and Kent

Police Department officers and detectives could not be reached for comment, and some declined to comment.

In the first robbery, two students reported being robbed at gunpoint by three suspects early Saturday morning in the Silver Oaks Place parking lot, according to a FlashLine message. No one was injured.

In the second robbery, two students reported being robbed and assaulted by four suspects early yesterday morning.

2:02 a.m. Saturday

The three suspects in the Silver Oaks parking lot robbery were driving a grey four-door Ford Contour, according to the campus alert.

The victims gave the following descriptions of the three suspects:

• The first suspect is a thin, 6-foot tall white male.

• The second is a stocky, Hispanic male, about 5-foot-9.

• The third is a 5-foot-9 black male, tall and thinner than the Hispanic suspect.

The Kent city police are investigating the robbery and ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at (330) 673-7732.

3:17 a.m. yesterday

Two victims were treated for minor injuries in a strong-arm robbery and assault that occurred in the university commons area north of the Art Building.

According to the campus alert, the four suspects are described as black males about 6-feet tall with athletic builds, wearing jeans and tennis shoes. The victims gave the following, more detailed descriptions:

• The first suspect has facial hair and was wearing a black thermal shirt.

• The second suspect was wearing a grey skullcap and had a white track jacket with a star on the left side that was possibly red.

• The third suspect was wearing a white T-shirt.

• The fourth subject was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Kent State University police are asking anyone with information related to the incident to contact them at (330) 672-3070.

Numbers you need to know

Threat Line

(330) 672-SAFE (7233)

The Threat Line is an anonymous

reporting system provided by Kent

State that is available any time.

Students with information about

violence or threats of violence should

call Threat Line or visit the Web site, Calls are toll free, and the phone line and Web site are confidential.

Campus escorts

(330) 672-7004

(2-7004 from campus phones)

The Security Aide program provides an escort service from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night. The student security aides, who are dressed in yellow, are in contact with the Kent State University Police via two-way radios.

PARTA late night

and Sunday shuttle services

(330) 672-7433

PARTA provides transportation to and from locations on campus between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday. A shuttle is on call for transportation requests.


•Walk in groups at night.

•Keep your keys handy when

walking across parking lots.

•Be aware of your surroundings;

watch for suspicious persons or activities.

•Lock all valuables, such as laptops,

cameras and book bags, in the trunk.

•Never leave keys unattended.

•Mark your valuables with a personal

identification number in case of loss or theft.

Contact safety reporter Suzi Starheim at [email protected]