A student at Washington University reported being robbed at gunpoint last week in a municipal parking lot in the Delmar Loop area, according to a crime alert issued by the Washington University Police Department.
WUSTL police say the robbery happened in the parking lot area behind Cicero's restaurant at about 6:30pm on Thursday, November 17.
The woman told police two suspects approached her, and that one suspect displayed a handgun. She gave the suspects her wallet and fled the area. Police said the woman was not physically injured.
The robbery took place only blocks from the Lewis Center, which is located at 721 Kingsland, and is part of Wash U's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. According to the Wash U student newspaper, Student Life, the university sent an email to all art students advising them to be on alert.
“Please be vigilant in coming and going to and from the Lewis Center in pairs and take caution in moving from one side of the facility to the other after dark. Although we have been without incident on the Lewis Center grounds, this recent robbery’s proximity to our facility is a concern," said the email, according to the Student Life newspaper.
Police have released descriptions of the two suspects:
- Suspect Number 1
- White male
- approximately 17-19 years of age
- 160 lbs
- wearing blue "puffy" vest or sleeveless jacket, blue jeans and red StL baseball cap.
- Suspect Number 2
- Black male
- 17-19 years of age
- thin mustache
- 160 lbs
- wearing a black or brown leather jacket