A male Emory student was the victim of a robbery in the Emory Village area Sunday morning, according to a Sept. 30 University public safety notice.

The incident took place at approximately 12:40 a.m. as the victim was walking through an alleyway between businesses in the Village. According to the public safety notice, he was accosted by five males who exited a parked vehicle and approached him.

One of the five male subjects had a handgun, which he pointed at the victim before taking his backpack. According to the public safety notice, the victim was unharmed except for bruises on his arms.

In addition, he was able to describe one of the subjects as a 5-foot 6-inch tall black male  who weighed approximately 150 pounds. This particular subject also had a dark complexion and wore a gray T-shirt and jeans.

The victim could not provide a clothing description for the other four subjects. The public safety notice stated that after the robbery, the subjects fled the area in their vehicle, which was described as a silver van with three rows of seats and tinted windows.

– By Stephanie Fang

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