UGA student reports armed robbery attempt near North Campus


By Joe Johnson

A University of Georgia student reported he was held up at gunpoint near campus Wednesday night.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, the 23-year-old student said he was walking down Williams Street toward River Mill Apartments at about 11 p.m. when two black males, one of whom had a gun, accosted him in the area of Mitchell Street, just west of the university's North Campus

The males reportedly took the student to a nearby parking lot, where they held him down while searching for valuables. The student only had a cellphone with him, and the males ran away empty handed, according to the report.

The report indicates that the student reported the incident from UGA’s Main Library, where he met with officers and explained to them what happened. He reportedly described the suspects as being in their teens or early 20s, both being about five feet, eight inches tall, of average build, and wearing black sweatshirts and sweatpants, according to the report; one was said to have dreadlocks and a light complexion.

Officers unsuccessfully searched the area for the suspects, and a UGA police officer reviewed video footage from a surveillance camera in the area of the incident, but saw no one fitting the suspects’ descriptions, according to the report.

A UGA officer gave the student a ride to his apartment at East Campus Village.

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