Student robbed, assaulted near campus

Bobby Blanchard

An aggravated assault and armed robbery involving a UT student occurred at 3:23 a.m. near Trinity Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

UTPD Captain Julie Gillespie said the suspects were four black males wearing bandannas and left the scene of the crime driving north on San Jacinto in a white Acura.

Police were notified of the incident when the robbed student flagged down a passing UTPD squad car, Gillespie said.

The weapon used in the robbery was a single handgun, Gillespie said, though she could not give details on what was stolen because it is an ongoing investigation.

“It was personal effects that he had on him,” Gillespie said. “They went through his pockets.”

To alert students to stay away from the area, UT sent emergency text messages to students at 3:52 am and again at 4:36 to report the suspects had left the area.