On Friday night, two groups of Temple students were robbed in separate instances near Main Campus.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, at 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 18, a group of three 18-year-old students, two females and one male, walking toward Susquehanna Avenue, were approached on North 12th Street by four black males, when one of whom produced a revolver and demanded all of the victims’ belongings.
The PPD described the suspects as 18- to 20-year-old males, two of whom were described as 5’10” to 6’1”, medium build with a dark complexion and dark clothing. The other two were described as 5’6” to 5’8” with skinny builds and dark complexions, who were also wearing dark clothing.
They carried both a silver and a black revolver-type handgun. The attackers fled with the victims’ money, cell phones, IDs and credit cards. No one was injured.
Shortly after, at 1700 W. Diamond St. at approximately 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 19, three males ages 21, 22 and 23, were approached by three black males when one pulled a black revolver-type handgun and demanded their money, police said.
The 23-year-old victim was struck in the back of the head with the gun and later rushed to Temple University Hospital where he received treatment. The attackers fled with the victims’ money.
The PPD said the alleged attackers are three black males with light-skin complexion, 5’10” to 6’0” with thin builds, all wearing dark clothing. Both incidents are still under investigation by the PPD.
Assistant Director of Communications Ray Betzner said a TUAlert was not produced because the incidents appear to be unrelated.