Two Belmont students were robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning.
A male student reported that at approximately 12:30 a.m., while walking on Eastwood Avenue near the Dickens Hall Garage, an individual got out of a dark-colored sedan and “pointed a handgun at him, demanding that he give up all of his money,” according to an email from campus security.
The individual then entered his vehicle and began to drive away before leaning out the window and firing three shots at the student.
The student was unharmed.
Another Belmont student reported a similar incident. At approximately 12:45 a.m. on 15th Avenue South and Delmar Avenue “two individuals exited the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the student and directed the student not to run,” according to the email from campus security.
The two individuals took the student’s lanyard with keys, but dropped the lanyard before entering the vehicle.
The suspects were described as two black males between 18 and 25. One was described as wearing “a heavy coat, blue jeans and a black beanie hat” while the other suspect, who brandished the firearm, wore a white hoodie.
“We want to reassure we’ll have additional patrol through thanksgiving break for students who are staying on campus,” said Chief of Campus Security Pat Cunningham.
Students who are looking for more information on the two incidents that occurred and personal safety can attend one of campus security’s upcoming programs.
“We want to provide students with information we can on the two incidents and remind students of what they can do to protect themselves and be as safe as possible,” he said.
This article written by Marissa Avnaim.