Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, August 26, 2010

3 Xavier students robbed at gunpoint

According to the Enquirer, two male and one female freshmen were robbed at gunpoint Monday at 10:40 p.m. as they walked back to their dorm from the UDF store on Montgomery where they had gone for snacks and cigarettes. The female student reported they were about 50 yards from campus when 3 teens approached them asking for a cigarette and light. After one of the students handed them over, one of the teens pressed a handgun to her head, and they were told , “Give us everything.” Two of the teens showed guns and demanded money as they held shirts and bandanas over their faces. After taking a cell phone, cash, credit cards, a wallet and purse, the robbers fled across Dana to Clarion Avenue in Evanston. No arrests have been made.

Following the incident, Xavier officials posted announcements on campus and in a staff e-newsletter warning faculty, staff and the 6,000 students to be on the lookout. Xavier spokeswoman Debora Del Valle stated the university has had a task force in place more than year that includes both the Cincinnati and Norwood police. It has enhanced safety education, communication, and this new website.