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Rash of robberies reported at Stony Brook University

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Police are investigating after students at Stony Brook University reported being threatened with a weapon before being robbed.

Suffolk County police say the first incident occurred on Sunday around 10:20 p.m. A student was walking along the bike path next to the athletic fields when he was approached by a group of men. Police say one of the suspects displayed a knife and stole the victim's cell phone and wallet before fleeing.

On Tuesday, around 12:50 a.m., three students were walking in the same area when they were approached by two men wearing ski masks. Police say one of the men produced what appeared to be an Airsoft gun and demanded money from the students.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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