University of Memphis campus police alerted the university and its students via its text alert system of a reported armed robbery Tuesday afternoon inside a Carpenter Complex dorm.
Campus police said two men encountered a female student in her residence. One of the male suspects had a small silver hand gun but the female student was not injured.
The suspects demanded personal items and then fled in an unknown direction.
Both black suspects were in their late teens or early 20s, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 in height, both with thin builds. One of the suspects had a chin beard, wearing a pullover short sleeve shirt with black and white, 1" horizontal stripes.
Memphis police have been called in to assist while campus police will focus patrols around the residential areas, specifically Carpenter Complex.
If you can assist campus police you are urged to call 901-678-4357.
The U of M released the following statement:
You are welcome to gather the news to as great a degree as possible on the UofM campus, including interviewing students, but please remember that NO reporters, photographers, camera operators, or any other members of news-gathering organizations are allowed to enter dormitories or go inside the gate at the Carpenter Complex. Interviews can be conducted in public areas of the campus, but the students' residences are considered their homes, and, as such, are not considered public areas.
Thank you very much for cooperating with us on this.
Curt Guenther, Director
U of M Public Relations