WMU: Robbers demand visitor’s wallet

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Western Michigan University is advising caution after another robbery was reported on its campus early Saturday.

The robbery happened around 3 a.m. near the Burnhams residence hall near the center of campus, according to a release from the university.

A visitor to the college told campus police that two teenaged males wearing hooded sweatshirts approached him and demanded his wallet. He said they were armed, but the release did not specify what kind of weapon they had. WMU says there was a witness.

Despite what WMU said was a quick response from campus police, no suspects were arrested.

This is the second armed robbery report at the university in a week. A student said he that around 1 a.m. Oct. 11, he was approached by five men. They told him they were armed and stole a piece of his clothing. The student wasn’t hurt.

A separate report of a robbery on the same night turned out to be false.

WMU advised people to use caution, not walk alone in the dark and report suspicious behavior to campus police at 269.387.5555.

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