Suspects sought in WMU robbery
Updated: Friday, April 12 2013, 10:59 PM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police are searching for suspects after a Western Michigan University student was attacked on campus shortly after midnight.
According to Director of University Relations Cheryl Roland, the student was walking alone in the pedestrian tunnel near Michigan Avenue when two men knocked him down and took off with his backpack.
The student was treated for a shoulder injury.
The first suspect was described by the victim as a light-skinned black male, about 25 years old, 6'0" tall and 150 pounds. He has a "pointy" beard, and may have facial freckles.
He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, with a light blue and white design on the back pockets, and white basketball shoes.
The second suspect was described as a black male, about 5'5" tall, with a stocky build and shoulder-length dreadlocks.
He was last seen wearing a white baggy t-shirt, brown cargo pants, and Timberland style boots.
A person on a bicycle happened to be riding by and stopped to help the victim, and WMU Police are hoping that this person will speak with them as well with any other information he may be able to offer.
Police are asking students to stay alert while walking on campus.