HOUSTON — The University of Houston Police Department recently issued a security alert for its main campus after two students were robbed in separate incidents.
One student was robbed in parking lot 4A at about 8:05 p.m. Saturday, according to UHPD. The student was leaning on his vehicle when he was approached by approximately five male suspects. Two of the suspects displayed what appeared to be a firearm.
The student handed over his keys, and two of the suspects fled in his vehicle. The vehicle was later found with an air pistol, which is believed to be one of the weapons used in the robbery.
The victim said the other suspects ran south on Calhoun towards MacGregor Park. There were no injuries or arrests.
Lot 4A is located on the southern end of the campus along Wheeler near MLK Blvd.
Last Monday, Jan. 7, another student reported that he was robbed while rollerblading on top of the Cullen Oaks garage at about 7 p.m. The student said three suspects pulled up in a car and demanded his car. A fight broke out, and the suspects ended up stealing the student’s car.
The stolen vehicle is a black 2016 Kia, Texas license plate KXX0328. The suspects also took his cellphone. The student had no reported injuries.
Suspect one was described as a black male, 18-23 years old, dark complexion, 5'10"- 6", 160-180 lbs., no facial hair, short close-cut black hair, deep voice, black and red hoodie, black sweatpants. Suspect two was a black male, 18-23, dark complexion, 5'8"-5"10", heavy set possibly 250 lbs, no facial hair, close cut black hair, dark gray t-shirt and black sweatpants Suspect three was the driver, who did not get out of the car.
The suspects were in a white Kia, 4-Door car, License starting with "J", denting on the trunk.
Anyone with information or concerns can call UHPD at 713-743-333, or visiting their station at 4051 Wheeler. In an emergency call 911.