An armed robbery, the second this week, occurred at around 10:40 p.m. yesterday in Lot KK near the chemical and nuclear engineering building, according to University Police.
An armed male suspect approached a female student who was walking in the lot, according to Sgt. Aaron Davis. The suspect, who had his face covered and was wearing a dark hoodie and baggy jeans, reportedly displayed a handgun and took the student’s cash and phone, Davis said. Police gave an all-clear for the incident at about midnight.
Officers searched the area for the suspect, he said; it is unknown whether the incident is related to an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday on Paint Branch Parkway near Rhode Island Avenue.
Prince George’s County Police arrested a 21-year-old College Park man, Demonte Spearman, Wednesday in connection with an attempted armed robbery in The Varsity apartment building on Jan. 27.
Davis said students should to stay in well-lit areas, take advantage of University Police resources and not walk alone. The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it is obtained. Check The Diamondback online for updates.