Students on edge after UH robbery

Some University of Houston students are on edge with the amount of crimes happening on campus.

HOUSTON- Some University of Houston students are on edge with the amount of crimes happening on campus.

There have been nine security alerts about on campus robberies this year, compared to eight in 2015 and seven in 2014. In 2013, the number of on campus robberies was 17.

The University of Houston Police Department keeps 24/7 presence on campus since the department nearly doubled several years ago with many crimes going down.  

UHPD issued a crime alert after a student was robbed of her cell phone late Monday. It happened at the Student Service Center on the south side of the E Cullen building around 9 p.m.

Police say the student was talking on the phone when she was approached from the front by a man who pushed her and then took the phone. The student was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, skinny with a white muscle shirt, red shorts, dreadlocks and a sun visor cap. 

The suspect fled south, and was quickly captured by campus police. He wasn't charged because the student couldn't positively identify him. 

UHPD said they are still working with the District Attorney's office to pursue the case. 

(© 2016 KHOU)


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