NEW INFO: Student Robbed On Campus

East Carolina University says a student was robbed on campus early Wednesday morning.

An ECU alert says around 2:00 a.m. the student was the victim of a strong arm robbery near the north side of Mendenhall Student Center. The student said he was assaulted and personal items were taken during the robbery.

The victim described one of his attackers as a black male, approximately 6'5" in height, weighing approximately 250 pounds, and approximately 30 years old. He was reported to be wearing baggy style jeans, a white shirt, black Timberland boots, and having shoulder length dreadlocks.

The victim told authorities that there were three to four additional people involved with the robbery.

ECU police say an alert on the robbery didn't go out until late Wednesday afternoon because the victim did not notify authorities until 12 hours after the robbery happened.

The university reminds students, staff and faculty to avoid walking alone at night and to avoid areas with poor lighting.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the ECU Police Department at 252-328-6787.

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