MU student reports on-campus robbery

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | 11:35 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — An MU student was robbed early Wednesday morning while walking on campus.

Police responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery near the intersection of South Ninth Street and Conley Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m., MU Police Captain Scott Richardson said.

While walking on the sidewalk near the intersection, the male victim was struck in the back of the head by an unknown weapon and pushed into the snow face down. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the man before the suspects fled in a vehicle. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, police did not have an exact number of suspects but they think more than one person was involved, Richardson said.

The man reported the crime to police but was unable to give any descriptions of the suspects or of the vehicle. He suffered minor bruising and was treated and released from University Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing, Richardson said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Mike Laughlin at 884-2605 or CrimeStoppers at 875-8477.

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