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Police investigate gunpoint robbery on Canisius College campus

Posted at 3:26 PM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 21:40:05-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police and Canisius College Public Safety are investigating a gunpoint robbery on the school's campus Friday night.

In an email to students Friday which urged them to exercise caution, public safety said a gunpoint robbery occurred just before 7 p.m. Friday at the Village Complex, that's off Main Street near Humboldt Parkway.

According to the email the robbery victim was familiar with the suspect, a school spokesperson said Saturday this was not a random act.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6'2'' tall with a heavy build and hair worn up in a bun. He was last seen wearing a brown hooded jacket and black jeans.

Public safety says it is reported the suspect was armed with what appeared to be a 9mm handgun and he fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call Canisius College Public Safety at (716) 888-2330.