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FSU student robbed near campus, police looking for suspects

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 08:33:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State University police are looking for three suspects after a student was robbed near campus at gunpoint.

The robbery happened on Tuesday, March 19, at about 9:30 p.m. Three men approached the victim at gunpoint. One of the men wielded the gun, while another went through the student's pockets and took his belongings. The three men then fled on foot, away from the direction of campus.

FSU police and Tallahassee Police Department officers responded.

The victim described the suspects as follows:

Suspect 1- Male, black, 14-15 years old, about 5ft 8in tall, average build, hair style had dreadlocks.
Suspect 2 – Male, black, about 6ft 1in tall, approximately 165 pounds, “fade” style haircut, wearing dark clothing and a red shirt. Armed with a handgun.
Suspect 3 – Male, black, about 6ft 1in tall, approximately 164 pounds, “fade” style haircut, no clothing description provided.

The Tallahassee Police Department is the lead agency investigating this case. If you have any information as to this incident or persons involved, please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS, or visit them online at BBCSI.org where you can submit a tip online. Remember with Crime Stoppers, you never have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

As a result of this crime, Florida State Police Department is releasing the following crime prevention tips:

1. Avoid walking alone at night. Walking with a group of friends reduces the risk of being a victim of crime.

2. If you must walk late at night, stay in well lighted and well traveled areas.

3. Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.

4. Do not display money or valuables as you walk. These of course, may be attractive to a potential robber.

5. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not get immersed in texting or talking on the phone.

6. If you see anyone suspicious or someone who alarms you for any reason, contact police.

The student wasn't injured, according to FSU police.