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UNLV students robbed by a group of teens while waiting for a ride near Maryland Parkway

UNLV students robbed by a group of teens while waiting for a ride near Maryland Parkway. 10/12/17 (KSNV){ }

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Police Department is investigating a robbery of two students.

UNLVPD says the on Oct. 11, at 10:30 p.m., two students were robbed while waiting for a ride on campus at Maude Frazier Way, just west of Maryland Parkway.

The students were approached by a group of five or six people, two of them were described as African-American female juveniles, and 16-years-of-age. One of the juveniles hit one of the students in the forehead and then took two cell phones and a duffel bag from both students.

All of the suspects left in two vehicles; a gray Jeep Cherokee and a gray or white Chrysler Sebring that were waiting for them. The suspects left the area and were last seen eastbound on Harmon Avenue.

One student suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

The first suspect is described as an African-American female, 16-years-of-age, thin build and was last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants.

The second suspect is described as an African-American female, 16-years-of-age, heavyset and was last seen wearing a white shirt and black leggings.

At this time, a there is no other description of the other suspects.

UNLV Police are increasing patrols and its presence on campus as detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with information should contact UNLV Police at (702) 895-3668.

UNLV Police wants to remind students, faculty, and staff to remain vigilant at all times and take the following actions to help ensure their own safety:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and travel in pairs or groups whenever possible.
  • Pre-program the number for University Police in your cell phone for use in an emergency: (702) 895-3669 to expedite your call. Calls to 9-1-1 from a non-campus phone go to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which is forwarded to the UNLV Police Services Emergency Communication & Dispatch Center.
  • Download UNLV’s RebelSAFE mobile safety app, which allows you to directly call the UNLV Police Department Emergency Communications Center on your smartphone. Download the app through iTunes, the Google Play Store, or on the department’s RebelSAFE page.
  • Request a campus security escort 24 hours a day by calling UNLV Police Services at (702) 895-3668.

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