03/31/2021 at 7:30 PM
At approximately 7:30 pm, a student reported that he was walking away from campus in the 7000 block of Forsyth Blvd. The student stated a blue car stopped in the street next to him when a male subject exited the vehicle and approached him. The subject displayed a silver handgun and demanded the student’s jacket and shoes. The student gave the subject his jacket and shoes and the subject returned to the car. The car then drove away and was last seen heading west on Forsyth Blvd.
No injuries were reported.
University City is investigating
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