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Another woman held at gunpoint on campus

The second aggravated robbery this month occurred Sunday a block away from Moody Coliseum. A woman was delivering a pizza to an apartment at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. According to a police report, a man approached her with a gun and demanded money as she returned to her vehicle. The victim handed over her money and was then told to walk toward the apartments. The suspect ran east on Binkley Avenue, where a white SUV was waiting for him.

According to a witness, the suspect got in the vehicle and the driver left the scene. The SUV was last seen heading south on Dublin Street.

The robber was described as a black male between the ages of 25 and 30, 5′ 7″ tall and about 150 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up.

The driver of the SUV is believed to be a white male also between the ages of 25 and 30. His hair was brown and the style was described as a buzz cut.

A female student (who will remain nameless due to the fact that the investigation is still open) ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut on Sunday afternoon. The victim, who is not affiliated with SMU, was delivering the pizza to the Binkley apartments.

“I live alone and the last thing I would ever think to happen is someone getting robbed where I live,” said the SMU student who did not realize what had happened until Monday when an SMU police officer arrived at her home to question her.

“The police officer who interviewed me was very casual about it,” said the female student.

The police officer told her that he thought the suspects had followed the victim from Pizza Hut because delivery people tend to carry a significant amount of cash.

A crime alert was posted to the SMU police department Web site and flyers were distributed throughout campus Monday afternoon in an effort to notify the SMU community.

The SMU student said that putting up posters is a good idea but students “sort of have to look for them.”

“When you’re busy and not looking around, it’s easy to miss them,” she said.

The victims involved in both crime alerts this month have been female, and both women were held at gunpoint. The crime alerts can be viewed in their entirety at smu.edu/pd.

If you have any information regarding either crime, contact the SMU police department at (214) 768-3388.

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