Armed robbery reported Thursday near campus

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Weekend Times

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday evening just north of the SIU Communications Building.

The SIU Department of Public Safety sent out a notification Thursday saying that around 7 p.m., the victim was walking in the area of the 900 block of South Elizabeth Street when three male suspects robbed him at gunpoint. The victim reported that the suspects stole property from him and then fled northbound on foot across West Mill Street. The victim was not injured.

The victim described the suspects as black males, each standing about 6 feet tall and of medium build. One was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with blue and red lettering and was in possession of the gun; the other two were wearing all black clothing.

Carbondale Police are handling the investigation. Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to call 618-457-3200.