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Armed Robbery on FSU Campus Near Leach Center

By: FSU Crime Bulletin Alert; Julie Montanaro Email
By: FSU Crime Bulletin Alert; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 3.15.2012 by Julie Montanaro

Students say they were surprised to learn a fellow student was robbed at gunpoint in the Leach Center parking lot while the popular recreation center was still open.

The hold up happened about 11pm Wednesday night. The Leach Center remains open until midnight.

"The fact that it was still pretty early, it was 11 o'clock, most of the incidents occur maybe 2 -3 o'clock in the morning, so campus is kind of busy around that time still, so it's really surprising to hear about that," said FSU student Amanda Merced.

FSU police are hoping someone at the Leach Center saw something that can help solve this crime.
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Tallahassee, Florida - March 15, 2012 -

On March 14, 2012 at about 11:00pm, an armed robbery occurred near the Leach Center east parking lot, close to the ROTC Building on the west side of the main FSU campus. A female was walking when she noticed a white car pass her, and the passenger point at her. She kept walking, turned around, and noticed the passenger had exited the car and was approaching with what appeared to be a handgun. The suspect demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim complied and the suspect was last seen fleeing the scene in the vehicle. Police did an immediate search of the area, but the suspects had already fled. The victim was not physically injured.

The victim described the suspects as follows:

Suspect 1 (passenger/robber) – male, black, about 20 years old, 5’10” tall and “skinny”. Short hair and wearing a white baggy t-shirt, and blue calf-length dark blue shorts. Possibly armed with a handgun

Suspect 2 – (driver) – no description

Vehicle – Described as a 4dr white sedan - no further description.

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating this case and requests that anyone who may have information concerning this offense or the suspects, to please call the FSUPD at 850-644-1234. Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS. Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you do not have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to 1000 dollars.


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