Woman Robbed at Gunpoint on UMD Campus

The incident took place Thursday night near the Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building.

Authorities say a woman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night near the University of Maryland's Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building.

According to University of Maryland police, the victim was walking through parking lot around 10:40 p.m. when she was approached by an unknown male.

The suspect reportedly pulled out a handgun and demanded the woman's valuables. She complied, handing over cash, gift cards, and other personal items. 

The man then fled the area on Paint Branch Drive, police said. He was described as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans, and a covering on his face.

Prince Geroge's County police attempted to locate the suspect using a K-9 unit but were unsuccessful.

The incident comes less than three days after a similar crime on Paint Branch Parkway in which a woman returning from the College Park Metro station was robbed at gunpoint.

In both cases, the victims were unable to provide a detailed description of the robbers due to their covered faces.


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