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28 April 2016

Georgia State University Student Falls Prey to Armed Robber Before Final Exams

Final exams start this week, at Georgia State University, as the end of the spring semester draws near for students at the downtown Atlanta college.

Unfortunately, the semester is ending as it began -- with a GSU student becoming a victim of crime.

Georgia State University police issued a campus alert, early Wednesday morning, notifying students and staff of an armed robbery that occurred near campus.

According to the GSU police department, a GSU student reported exiting the 112 Courtland Apartments and was approached by an unknown individual who robbed him of his iPhone and wallet.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 6’2” in height. He was seen getting into a 4 Door White Kia with a temporary tag.

This case is being handled by Atlanta Police Department.

Since the beginning of the spring 2016 semester, Georgia State University has been hit with incidents of crime repeatedly; including two robberies at gunpoint inside the school library. The increase in crime led to the demotion of Georgia State University Police Chief Connie Sampson, as well as stepped up police patrols across the sprawling campus.