Armed Robbery at Buffalo State College

October 25, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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October 25, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Two students were robbed at Buffalo State College in the early hours of Thursday morning, right inside their suite on-campus.

This is just the latest incident in a rash of crime at or near the school.

Students tell Eyewitness News they have received multiple campus alerts so far this semester -- and every time it rattles their nerves a little more.

David Thornbury, who lives in Tower II, says "It's just to think that you're not even safe at your own dorm is kind of scary."

Thornbury lives in the same residence hall where two students were robbed in the middle of the night.

Another Tower II resident, Breana Banks, says "It is getting serious. We've had things escalate and escalate."

University Police say at about 4:15 in the morning, three male students knocked on the door of a 10th floor dorm room.

Due to the odd location, police do not think this was random.

"It's a possibility that these two people were targeted or that room was targeted," University Police Chief Peter Carey tells Eyewitness News. "It could be that the room was targeted and they may be the wrong students."

The three robbers pulled out a gun and pushed the victims around -- getting away with cash and a cell phone.

The robbers wore black hoodies pulled over their heads, black pants, black gloves and masks to conceal their identities. Carey says they have no suspects or persons of interest at this time.

Chief Carey says "We have video surveillance on the first floor lobbies and exits and we're reviewing that video at this point."

Tower II is very secure, just like the rest of residence halls on campus.

Each dormitory has its own specific key fob. Without it, you're locked out. That's why University Police say there is a chance the suspects lived in Tower II.

The other possibility -- the robbers followed someone who lives inside Tower II.

Carey explains "It is somewhat common practice that a student who lives there will let somebody in behind them."

This semester, students have received alert after alert, warning about robberies near the college, a shooting, an on-campus rape and now a robbery in a dorm.

However, University Police insist it's still a safe school and students just need to take the same precautions they would anywhere else.

University Police are increasing patrols following the robbery -- something the department planned on doing anyway with Homecoming Weekend coming up.

Police do not know if there were any witnesses who could have seen the robbers entering or leaving the dormitory.

Anyone with information should call University Police at 716-878-6333.