CUPD investigating robbery Friday night outside Hale Science

A student takes a photo of the first snow of the year covering the Hale Science building on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (Matt Sisneros/CU Independent)

The campus police department is investigating a strong-arm robbery that took place Friday night outside of the Hale Science building.

According to a statement released early Saturday morning, around 9:30 p.m. April 19 the victim was southeast of the Hale Science building when the suspect emerged from behind a bush, demanding money. No weapon was seen by the victim or mentioned by the suspect.

In an email sent out by the CU Boulder Police Department, the suspect was described as a 6-foot-1-inch white male in his 20s with a short brown beard and a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head.

In response to an attempted strong-armed robbery outside of the University Memorial Center earlier this month, CUPD spokesperson Scott Pribble said that robbery on the CU campus is not common.

The CUPD encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to refer to the CUPD at 303-492-6666. Alternatively, any information can be reported anonymously to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or nococrimestoppers.com.

This story will be updated as more information is made available.

Contact Breaking News Editor Anna Haynes at anna.haynes@colorado.edu.

Anna Haynes

Breaking News Editor

Anna Haynes is a freshman journalism and political science major at CU Boulder. She is interested in LGBTQ issues as well as diversity on campus and in Boulder.

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