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Goblin-masked robber strikes campus

Submitted by Jennifer Ellis on November 1, 2012 – 6:03 pmNo Comment

More than five hours after the incident, a 21-year-old male student reported being robbed by a masked gunman on campus at about 7:15 a.m. Nov. 1, according to the UALR Office of Communications and the Department of Public Safety.

The student told police the suspect, who had approached him from behind in front of the field house and Donaghey Student Center, was a man between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

He was wearing a green goblin Halloween mask with yellow around the eyes, a black hooded sweater, blue jeans and Nike shoes. The victim described the gun as a silver automatic.

The suspect took the student’s grey and black backpack containing an iPad and two books and ran north toward the residence halls. He then headed east toward Fair Park Boulevard.

The student told police he did not immediately report the incident because he was scared, Detective Tonya Soule said.

Further information was not available, as the crime is still under investigation. If you have any information or witnessed the crime, police ask that you contact Soule at (501) 569-8793 or DPS at (501) 569-3400.


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