In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University Police Department at Buffalo State is notifying the campus community of investigations by City of Buffalo Police into two incidents -- an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery -- that occurred off campus Tuesday evening, October 8.
A Buffalo State student reported to University Police that he had been robbed at gunpoint while walking off campus near the intersection of Rees and Bradley streets next to the Asarese-Matters Community Center basketball courts at approximately 10:30 p.m. The student stated that an older model black pickup truck stopped and two males got out of the vehicle -- one in front of him and one behind him. The male in front of him pointed a small black revolver toward his chest and demanded his property. The victim turned over his wallet and cell phone. He was not injured.
The gunman is described as a black male, approximately 6’, thin, wearing a black sweat suit and a mask.
Around 10:50 p.m., a second Buffalo State student reported to Buffalo Police that she was the victim of an attempted armed robbery off campus while sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot of the Monarch 716 apartment complex at 100 Forest Avenue. A suspect approached her vehicle, knocked on her window and showed a gun before the victim left the scene. No injuries were reported.
City of Buffalo Police will have increased patrols in both areas overnight.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Buffalo Police confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255, Text a Tip to Buffalo Police at (716) 847-2255, or call University Police at (716) 878-6333.
University Police recommends all members of the community be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times—both on and off campus. Avoid walking alone at night; always walk with a friend. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the college’s safe escort programs (https://police.buffalostate.edu/safe-escort-programs) and to review additional personal safety tips on the University Police website (https://police.buffalostate.edu/safety-measures).
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