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MU student robbed outside downtown parking garage

Sunday, June 14, 2009 | 6:16 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — An MU student was robbed Saturday night outside the Hitt Street parking garage, according to a news release from the MU Police Department.  

The female victim reported that she had been walking on a path at the southwest corner of the garage at about 9:45 p.m. when two male suspects attacked her.  

According to the news release, the victim heard a male voice yell something behind her, and she turned to see one man running toward her. The man punched her in the face, and she fell to the ground. A second man ran up and began to punch her in the back of the head.

One man pulled her purse off her shoulder, and the men then ran southeast toward the Professional Building on the MU campus, the release states. The victim called police moments later.  

The woman suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment, the release states.

Both suspects were described as black males between 16 and 18 years old and between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. One man had short hair and was wearing a black hat, dark blue or black jeans and a dark blue shirt. The other man had braids or dreadlocks and was wearing a orange and red button-down shirt with a design on the stomach area.

This is the second robbery at a downtown parking garage in the past two weeks. On June 6, a man was attacked and robbed by a group of teens in the parking garage at Tenth and Cherry streets.

The MU Police Department is investigating the incident and will look at any possible video footage from the garage, Capt. Brian Weimer said.

Additional information is not available at this time due to the ongoing investigation.


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Panama Red June 14, 2009 | 9:26 p.m.

imagine that ....

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Charles Dudley Jr June 14, 2009 | 9:40 p.m.

This town is not safe for anybody anymore obviously. This is just another crime by young black males in this community. What will it take somebody being mugged and killed to get the hint to this community and the NAACP to stand up.

Speaking of the NAACP where in the hell is the NAACP out on the streets campaigning and protesting for this crime wave by young black males to end?!

I'll tell you where they and their supporters are is sitting at home waiting for the police to commit some act against a young black male they the NAACP considers as having been wronged and then they rear their ugly head in protest! That is the only time you see them!

The entire African American Community and every citizen who supports all of the outstanding and upstanding African Americans in our community should stand up in outrage that the local NAACP is not out being proactive in stopping this madness!

I have many African American friends in this community and I can assure they are very ashamed by all of this going on.

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Ryan L June 14, 2009 | 10:46 p.m.

@Charles Dudley Jr
re: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/storie...

This town is not safe for anybody anymore obviously. This is just another crime by old white males in this community. What will it take somebody being mugged and killed to get the hint to this community and the AARP to stand up.

Speaking of the AARP where in the hell is the AARP out on the streets campaigning and protesting for this crime wave by old white males to end?!

I'll tell you where they and their supporters are is sitting at home waiting for the police to commit some act against a old white male they the AARP considers as having been wronged and then they rear their ugly head in protest! That is the only time you see them!

The entire Senior Citizen Community and every citizen who supports all of the outstanding and upstanding Senior Citizens in our community should stand up in outrage that the local AARP is not out being proactive in stopping this madness!

I have many Senior Citizen friends in this community and I can assure they are very ashamed by all of this going on.

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John Schultz June 14, 2009 | 11:47 p.m.

What's stopping your African-American friends from doing something on their own or taking back the local NAACP if they aren't happy with the leadership?

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Charles Dudley Jr June 15, 2009 | 4:21 a.m.

Pathetic job at plagiarism Ryan L truly pathetic. You miss the entire point I was making. Typical.

John Schultz they do by calling into Trib Talk or writing letters to City Council and talking in their churches too.

It does not seem to do much good when the rest of the African American Community in this area does not give a dam now does it.

This is not picking on the African American Community at all but just stating an obvious view that not many want to admit nor go near.

Well I choose to go there with it whether the readers of this paper like it or not. Somebody has to. This is about a local organization that claims to care about it's own but yet you see nothing from out on the steets nor in the media unless they think some injustice has been done to them and that is a fact. If this is not so let them stand up and prove it to this community as a whole! Talk is cheap.

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Greg Collins June 15, 2009 | 8:48 a.m.

Here's hoping these two (or any other criminal crap) meet up with a prepared citizen with a CCW ...

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