A Washington University student became struck and his mobile phone stolen Thursday afternoon by using human beings, campus police said in an alert despatched to college students and a team of workers.
The pupil turned into taking walks within the 6100 blocks of Trinity Avenue near the intersection with Kingsbury Boulevard whilst he noticed human beings’ method. One of the humans struck the student inside the face, causing him to fall to the floor, and then demanded the scholar’s cellphone and the code to free up it. After the pupil gave the attackers his cellular phone and advised them of the code, they ran south on Trinity.
Campus police tested through video pictures that the attackers left the region through MetroLink on the station at Forest Park Parkway and Big Bend Boulevard. University City police are investigating. Officials encouraged college students to record any suspicious pastime to police.
The incident comes only a day after Washington University’s campus became locked down following the robbery of a workforce member, who also had her cellphone taken. Campus police counseled students to be privy to their surroundings and recall taking the Campus2Home to go back and forth carrier, wearing a whistle to summon help, and downloading the Moonlight Safety App.
“If you observed you’re being observed, run in a special path; visit the other side of the road and yell or whistle for help or head quickly to a lighted place, a group of humans or a commercial enterprise,” the alert from campus police recommended. “Be more careful if a person tactics your car and ask for data or if someone asks to use your cellphone. If you’re faced with the aid of a thief, give them what they need and do not chase them as they depart.”