Police are warning students to be on alert and use safety precautions after multiple robberies have been reported recently on and around the University of Cincinnati campus.
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CINCINNATI -- Police are warning students to be on alert and use safety precautions after multiple robberies have been reported recently on and around the University of Cincinnati campus.
Police say the increase in robbery offenses around the Uptown campus area are occurring mostly on the days between Thursday and Saturday and between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Police warn a large percentage of the break-ins are at residences that have been left unlocked.
Fresh on the heels of the announcement, UC police announced an arrest in one robbery case and the report of another robbery.
Officers said they arrested a robbery suspect at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Warner Street.
The man was described as a convicted felon who was carrying a concealed pellet gun.
UC police said the arresting officer thought the suspect was about to rob an apparently intoxicated person, prompting the officer to step in.
Not long after that incident, Cincinnati police said a UC student was robbed at about 4:20 a.m. near University and Glendora avenues.
The victim told officers that three people tried to rob him. The student said he struggled with one of the robbers who cut on him on a hand with a knife.
The armed attacker was described as black, about 6 feet three inches tall, weighing about 215 pounds with a beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The victim was unable to provide a detailed description of the other two attackers.
List of robbery offenses around campus since November 20:
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