Student Robbed on University of Miami Campus: Coral Gables Police

Coral Gables Police are looking for a man who robbed a student on the University of Miami campus.

Monday, Feb 3, 2014  |  Updated 7:53 PM EDT
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Coral Gables Police are looking for a man who robbed a student on the University of Miami campus. NBC 6 anchor Keith Jones has the story.

Coral Gables Police are looking for a man who robbed a student on the University of Miami campus. NBC 6 anchor Keith Jones has the story.

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Coral Gables Police are looking for a man who robbed a student on the University of Miami campus.

The robbery happened around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 on the 1500 block of Albenga Avenue when the suspect approached the female student, Coral Gables Police said.


The suspect forcibly stole the student's purse and iPhone and fled west across 57th Avenue where he got into a blue 4-door BMW, possibly a 2007 330i, police said.

Police said the suspect was also seen on Liguria Avenue on the campus and released a photo of the suspect, who is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, between 140-160 pounds with dreadlocks to his shoulders and some facial hair.


Word of the robbery slowly spread around campus Monday.

“It's in broad daylight, that's kind of scary,” UM student Madison Qualy said.

"Obviously it concerns me,” said another student, Priya Partridge. “As a student I’d want to feel safe on my campus.”

Anyone with information about the suspect or robbery is asked to call the Coral Gables Police Department at 305-442-1600 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

The incident is the third recent robbery on campus. Students including Qualy said the robberies are forcing them to rethink their safety.

"My boyfriend texted me yesterday and told me I should start carrying my pepper spray, which was concerning, because he had heard of all this stuff,” she said.

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