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November 15, 2003

Police investigating residence hall robbery

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that took place Saturday (11/15) in a residence hall room.

Two occupants of a room on the third floor of Meredith Hall told police two men entered their room through the unlocked door while they were sleeping at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. One of the occupants awoke to see an intruder in the room. He said the man grabbed a lap-top computer from the bed, then seized the occupant and pulled him to the floor before fleeing with the computer. The victim’s roommate awoke to see the man leaving with an accomplice who apparently had been waiting at the door.

The robbery victim suffered a cut leg in the fall from the bed. He refused treatment at the scene.

Police said the two men who fled are both described as college-age, black, about five foot eight inches tall. One of the men was wearing a blue head scarf and a red shirt.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact Purdue police at 765-494-82211.

Writer: Joseph L. Bennett, (765) 494-2082

Source: John Cox, captain of special services, (765) 494-8221

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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