MU student robbed in parking lot

Monday, September 28, 2009 | 1:33 p.m. CDT; updated 9:21 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 29, 2009

COLUMBIA — An MU student was robbed around 2:25 a.m. on Monday in Parking Lot HSC1 North, according to a release from the MU Police Department. The parking lot is located near the intersection of Kentucky Boulevard and Maryland Avenue near Stankowski Field.

According to the release, this is what happened:

The victim said she and an acquaintance were walking east in the parking lot when she felt a hard pull on her purse. As she turned around, the robber reached around and grabbed her from behind.

As she struggled to get away, her purse fell to the ground, and the robber let go of her to try to retrieve the purse.

The victim’s male acquaintance grabbed the purse from the ground and began struggling with the robber over control of the purse.

The robber was able to pull the purse free and ran west along Kentucky Boulevard.

The victim did not report any injuries.

The victim and her acquaintance described the robber as a black male approximately six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded jacket and black athletic pants.

Call Detective Michael Laughlin at 884-2605 or Crime Stoppers at 875-8477 with any information.


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