Miss. State police investigate strong-arm robbery

April 27, 2010 3:11:00 PM

Tim Pratt -


STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University police seek more information about a weekend robbery reported on Monday.  


An MSU student reported that Friday night at about 10 p.m., two black males accosted him on East Lee Boulevard near Cobb Institute of Archaeology.  


After saying one of them had a knife, the assailants walked the student to their vehicle near Critz residence hall. After forcing the student inside their vehicle, the men robbed him and then dropped him off near apartments on Locksley Way.  


The assailants are described as two black men, one with a large build and the other with a small build. No additional information was released. 


"We ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the MSU police department," said Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois. MSU Police continue to investigate the incident, he said.  


"We remind students to be conscious of their surroundings, to lock the doors of vehicles even when traveling on campus, and to report suspicious circumstances to the MSU Police," Bourgeois said.  


To report any information related to this incident, contact MSU police at 662-325-2121.