Men robbed at gunpoint on University of Memphis campus

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men were robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning on the University of Memphis campus.

Campus police sent out a safety alert through text and email shortly after the incident happened.

The victims told police two suspects came up to them around 12:30 a.m. Friday at Veterans Avenue and State Street.

One suspect had a revolver and demanded the victims’ cellphones and wallets, according to the alert.

After the robbery, the two suspects reportedly got into a black SUV, driven by a third suspect, and fled north on Innovation Drive.

The victims said the SUV had damage on the driver’s door. There isn’t a good description of the suspects.

No one was hurt.

University Police is working with Memphis Police to investigate the crime. If you know anything, call MPD at (901) 545-COPS or University Police at (901) 678-HELP. You can submit an anonymous tip here.

In the alert, the university reminded students about the Tiger Escort Program. If you’re a student and would like someone to escort you on campus between dusk and dawn, call (901) 678-HOME.

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