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Winston-Salem police investigating off-campus robbery of two students


February 5, 2007

The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating the off-campus armed robbery of two male Wake Forest University students that occurred Jan. 28 as the students were walking back to the Reynolda Campus from a party.  The students were not injured.

Two men and two women, all unidentified, robbed the students at gunpoint at approximately 3 a.m.  The two men were armed with pistols and took a small amount of cash from the students.

The students reported that they were walking on Idlewilde Drive off Polo Road, near campus, when the men and women drove up to them in a white or gray car and offered them a ride.  After the students accepted the ride, they were driven to a nearby location, robbed and let out of the car.  The students returned to campus on foot, afterward.

The students told friends about the incident, who then alerted a Residence Advisor (RA) in their residence hall.  The students spoke to the RA.  They later spoke with University Police officers, but did not meet with Winston-Salem investigators until Feb. 1. 

The students described the people in the car as black and 20 to 25 years old.  One had a mustache, the other a goatee.

Anyone with information that might assist in the investigation is encouraged by University Police to contact Winston-Salem Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800 or Winston-Salem police directly at 336-773-7700.  They may also contact University Police at 758-5591 or Wake Forest Crime Stoppers at 758-4477.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


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