Rice University student robbed at gunpointRice University police are trying to track down two suspects who robbed a student at gunpoint late Sunday.
The Rice U. student told police that two black men in their early 20s took his cash and keys about 9 p.m. near Entrance 23 on Sunset Boulevard, according to a crime alert issued by the Rice University Police Department.
The first robber was described as being about 5-feet-10, and was wearing a dark hood and high-top tennis shoes. His accomplice was about 200 pounds and wore a black hood with white logo, and dark pants.
The suspects fled on foot after taking the student’s cash and keys.
“This one (robbery) was unusual because most crime reported on campus are property crimes,” Rice U. Police Chief Johnny Whitehead said. “We are in a major city and we want to remind our students to be aware of their surroundings and to be conscious.”
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Rice University police at 713-348-6000.
Rice university is a so called "gun-free zone." By law, no one may carry a gun on campus. But this robber did anyway. This is just further proof that such laws only prohibit the honest citizen from defending themselves. Criminals will carry guns there anyway.
Now can we get this law repealed??