TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Police and University of Tulsa security are investigating a pair of armed robberies, one on campus, the other just off campus.
A TU spokesperson tells KRMG that, around 6:15 Thursday evening, a TU student reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint outside the Norman Village apartments on the northwest corner of campus near 3rd Street and Delaware.
The student told campus security and Tulsa Police officers that he was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a small silver handgun. They ordered him to lie on the ground.
The suspects took the student’s belongings and ran south. The student was not physically injured.
While TU security officers were taking their report, a second call came in of a similar incident off campus near 11th Street and Pittsburgh Avenue just east of the TU campus.
A TU student also was robbed in this incident, which is being investigated by Tulsa Police. The suspects in the second robbery match those in the first robbery.
Administrators sent an email to all students, faculty and staff this morning informing them about the incidents. Part of that message said, "The safety of TU students, faculty and staff is always our utmost concern. Although this is a rare occurrence, TU students, faculty and staff are reminded to remain alert and to be aware of their surroundings at all times."