ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A Washington University student is safe after becoming the latest victim in the area to be forced into her vehicle and robbed.
Sgt. Mark Glenn with the Washington University Police Dept. says the student was getting into her car around just after 9:30 Tuesday evening on the north side of campus when a man approached her. The suspect reportedly indicated he had a knife, ordered the woman into her vehicle and then demanded she drive around to ATMs to make withdrawals.
He says hours later, the suspect got out of her car somewhere in St. Louis and the student drove back to her apartment and called campus police.
The suspect is described as an African-American man in his late teens or early 20′s, about six feet tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing black pants, white t-shirt, white tennis shoes, a white or cream baseball cap with a dark New York Yankees logo on it. Police believe the suspect walked onto campus from Big Bend just minutes prior to the robbery.
Sgt. Glenn says they plan to increase evening patrols.
His office is also reminding students to never walk alone on campus, to remain in well-lit areas and to make use of the many services the university has to get students to and from their campus destinations safely.
The sergeant says students can use the walking escorts or the Campus-to-Home shuttle which picks up students as late as 4:00 a.m. and takes them directly to their apartments.