Buffalo State student robbed at knifepoint

Posted at 7:15 AM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 07:15:47-05

A Buffalo State College student was robbed shortly after midnight on Tuesday at knifepoint.

The male student was walking along Iroquois Drive at Grant Street when he was approached by a lone man, described as black, 5'8" tall between 19-20-years-old with a medium complexion and thin build. The man threatened the victim with a knife and stole the victim's cell phone.

The suspect fled onto campus toward the Tower residence halls. He was wearing a black bubble coat and dark jeans.

This is the first robbery the campus has seen since a spate of violence early on in the semester when four crimes happened in the span of a month.

It began at the end of August when police say 17-year-old student Elijah Bethel broke into the female's Porter Hall dorm and tired to assault her. Bethel was arrested and charged.

Just over a week later, investigators say 22-year-old student Mohamed Kaba used a box cutter to attack another student outside a campus apartment complex. Kaba was charged with assault and burglary.

Five days later, two men made their way inside the Tower Three dorm and robbed four students at gun- and knife-point. No arrests have been made in this case.

And a couple weeks later, a woman had her jacket stolen at knifepoint, though in that case police were able to find the jacket and return it to the victim.

Anyone with information on this most recent crime is asked to call University Police at 716-878-6333.




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