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FAU Student Reports Armed Robbery on Campus: Police

FAU Police received a delayed report of an armed robbery at the school's University Village Apartments

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    Police are investigating after a student reported being robbed at gunpoint in his room on the campus of Florida Atlantic University Monday night. NBC 6's Keith Jones reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013)

    Police are investigating after a student reported being robbed at gunpoint in his room on the campus of Florida Atlantic University Monday night.

    FAU Police received a delayed report of an armed robbery at the University Village Apartments, according to a statement from the school sent out on Tuesday.

    According to the report, three men entered the student's room and took cash and electronics. One of the men was reportedly armed with a handgun, police said.

    "This was not a random thing that occurred on our campus, but that he was specifically targeted, based on the connection we have made between the suspects and another person of interest,” Deputy Chief Sean Brammer said.

    Students need keycards to get into the buildings on campus. But it's not difficult to gain access, and students said that is a problem.

    "We have surveillance pictures from the video which shows someone letting holding the door for the alleged suspects to enter,” the deputy chief said.

    FAU students have seen a rash of robberies and other crimes over the years.

    "Even walking around to and from my dorm to here, or just around campus, it's like nervewracking,” student David Sanger said.

    But he said he won't really do anything differently on campus after the latest incident.

    Police released surveillance photos of the suspects and said they are investigating several leads in the case.

    Anyone with information is asked to call FAUPD at 561-297-3500.

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