Police: Men used shotguns to rob Bible college students

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men holding shotguns reportedly demanded money from a Bible school student doing laundry, and then made him take them to his dorm, where his roommates became the next victims.

It happened at Mid-South Christian College on Knight Road.

Police said a student was in the laundry room at Mid-South Christian College early Thursday morning when two armed men walked in.

They pointed their shotguns at the student and made him take them to his dorm, where two other students were hanging out.

WREG is told the suspects held all three at gunpoint while they ransacked the place. They took cellphones, laptops, and money, and then got away in a victim’s car.

“I have been here for 14 years. This is the first time anything like this has ever happened,” said Larry Griffin, Mid-South Christian College president.

Griffin is just thankful no one was hurt and is confident Memphis Police will solve the crime.

“We are not in session right now. We only have a few students that stay on campus during the summer time, but everybody is dealing with it very well,” said Griffin.

Dorothy Taylor lives across the street. She was home when it happened, but can only remember the storm that night.

“I haven’t seen anything happen on our street,” said Taylor. “I am concerned. I actually felt kind of safe being in front of a dorm.”

Especially a dorm that houses people who want to serve the community. Griffin said if the two robbers needed help, all they had to do was ask.

“There’s no doubt that we would help anybody that we can help,” said Griffin.

Griffin said the school has strict security measures in place, but they will look at them again to see if anything needs to be changed.

Police told WREG they do not know what the suspects look like. All they know is they took off in a victim’s car, a 2000 Honda with a Mississippi tag. They did not know the color or the tag numbers.


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