01/29/2020 at 8:00 PM
At approximately 8:00 p.m., a graduate student was walking in the 400 block of Kingsland Ave., between Waterman Ave and Kingsbury Blvd, when two subjects approached him from behind. One subject displayed a handgun and demanded the student’s property. The subject took his backpack and both subjects ran south on Kingsland Ave.
No injuries were reported
University City Police Department is investigating
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