Students Robbed at Gunpoint Near Allen U.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Officers are searching for a person who robbed two Allen University students at gunpoint last week.

A spokeperson for the school says the three students were walking near Hampton Street at Pine Street when a suspect armed with a gun approached them. The suspect took their cell phones, then ran away toward the area of Gonzalez Gardens.

Campus police were notified, and in turn brought in the Columbia Police Department to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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