HOUSTON – Six University of Houston students reported being robbed at gunpoint in one of the school’s dorms, campus police said early Friday.
According to the University of Houston Police Department, the robbery was reported around 2:12 a.m. in the basement area of the Law Residence Hall.
The victims told police three male suspects took cell phones and wallets and then left through the emergency exit door in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.
Two of the suspects wore red hooded jackets, the victims said. The first one was described as a black male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10" in height, medium build, medium skin tone, 18-22 years of age, wearing baggy gray sweatpants. The second was said to be a black male, approximately 6’0" to 6'2" in height, Heavy build, medium skin tone, 18-22 years of age, with a “beanie cap” and baggy pants.
The third suspect was a black male, but a detailed description of the individual was not provided.
Police said the men had a small frame silver revolver and a medium frame black in color semi-automatic handgun.
University of Houston President Renu Khator added seven new campus security officers earlier this month and said 32 more were coming over the next three months.
The police department encouraged staff and students to be alert and to be cautious of their surroundings on and away from campus.
In any emergency situation or if you see suspicious activity, call 911. For more information on staying safe and preventing crime, visit the website of the University of Houston Department of Public Safety at www.uh.edu/police.