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Two UNLV students robbed by group of teenagers

Posted at 6:05 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 21:05:41-04

Two students were robbed on Wednesday while waiting for a ride at UNLV near Maude Frazier Way and Maryland Parkway.

UNLV Police say the robbery happened around 10:30 p.m. The students were approached by a group of 5-6 people, some of whom were teens. One of the female teens struck one of the students in the forehead and took two cell phones and a duffel bag from both students.

The assailants fled to two waiting vehicles - a gray Jeep Cherokee and a gray or white Chrysler Sebring. They fled eastbound on Harmon Avenue.

One student suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene. UNLV police are increasing their patrols on campus while detectives continue their investigation.

Two of the suspects are described as follows:

  • Suspect 1: Female, African-American, about 16 years old, thin build, white shirt, black pants
  • Suspect 2: Female, African-American, about 16 years old, heavyset, white shirt, black leggings.

UNLV police also offer the following advice for students and staff to stay safe on campus:

  • 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 are 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.
  • Learn more about Crime Prevention Tips at https://www.unlv.edu/police/tips.