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Two robberies reported at Western Michigan University campus

Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 11, 2015

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University campus police are investigating two reported robberies that allegedly happened on campus.

The more recent robbery happened just before 1 AM early Sunday to a lone male WMU student, who claims that he was approached by five young, black males near the flagpoles at the center of campus. The victim said that one of the five suspects told him that the group had a weapon. An article of clothing was stolen from the student, who otherwise was not injured.

WMU public safety officials are treating this robbery as an armed robbery.

A second male student also said that he was robbed in the same area before midnight on Oct. 10. The suspects are also a small group of men, though it is unclear if is the same group as the other incident. This student was walking alone when he was assaulted and knocked to the ground. He was robbed of a small amount of cash that he had on hand.

This victim went to his residence hall for medical treatment.

WMU Department of Public Safety urges the campus community to not walk alone and to be on the alert for a group fitting the suspects description or any other suspicious activity. Any additional information can be reported to WMU Public Safety at 269.387.5555.