Western Herald – WMU campus police confirm on campus robberies
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WMU campus police confirm on campus robberies

Ambrosia Neldon
News Editor

WMU Campus Police have confirmed two robberies at gunpoint on Western Michigan University’s campus.

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The first robbery occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the Bigelow Hall parking lot. Witnesses say a woman’s wallet and keys were stolen.

WMU campus police were on the scene within minutes.

According to wmich.edu, the second incident occurred near Parking Services, located on West Michigan Avenue.

The website says that the two suspects are still at large. Both men have been described as young black males. One is described as wearing a plaid shirt and jeans. The other is said to be wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants.

WMU’s University Relations has begun robo-calling WMU students and staff to inform them of the incidents. Some students were notified earlier than others through the robo-calling service.

Read student reactions on Twitter.

Shata Topash, a senior studying psychology and creative writing, said the phone call warned students to stay off campus, and not to walk alone if they had to go out.

Rumors regarding the robberies are flying around campus, and WMU students are posting their concerns regarding the incidents on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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