Two University of St. Thomas students were victims of an attempted aggravated robbery early morning on Jan. 26 while walking westbound near the intersection of W. Alabama and Mt. Vernon St.
According to UST Chief of Police H. E. Jenkins, the students were approached by a red Ford pickup truck with a “light bar” (UST police said it was like a police light bar) holding two Hispanic males.
Jenkins said one of the men pointed a shotgun at the students and demanded the students give them their wallets and phones, but after hearing police sirens, the men drove away.
Jenkins said there are no updates on the case, although police are still gathering statements from the victims. They will be contacting other police departments to see if there are any leads on a vehicle matching the description.
“The hard part that’s going to be in this case is that we did not get a license plate [number],” Jenkins said. “Maybe we’ll get lucky by contacting one of the police departments.”
Students, faculty and staff with additional information about this crime or the suspects are asked to call the UST Police Department: (713) 525-3888.