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UMass Amherst Student Assaulted in Robbery, Police Search for Suspect

Amherst, Mass. (WGGB) — Campus police at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are looking for a suspect who robbed and assaulted a student who was walking in the Campus Center Garage Monday morning.

That’s according to Interim Chief of Police, Patrick Archbald who notified students, faculty, and staff members Monday night of the incident.

Police received a call at 10:45 a.m. Monday from the student who reported that he was the victim of an attempted unarmed robbery and assault and battery while walking in the garage about 35 minutes earlier.

“While walking in a stairwell, the victim was approached from behind by an unknown male who attempted to steal the victim’s wallet from his rear pocket. When the victim resisted, the suspect struck the victim in the face with his right fist and knocked him to the ground,” explains Archbald.

Authorities say no weapon was displayed in the robbery and the student refused medical treatment.

The only description of the suspect is that he is an older individual, not student age, and wearing grey clothes.

The suspect fled the area.

UMass Police are currently pursuing this case and the suspect.

If you have any information on this incident that could be helpful to authorities please contact the UMass Campus Police at 413-545-8477 or by visiting their website.

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