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Armed robbery, assault victim recovering, police presence increased

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A Texas State student who was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint by four males on campus Sunday evening is recovering from minor injuries.

The victim was treated on the scene and released, said Alex Villalobos, sergeant at the University Police Department.

“The victim is doing fine at this point,” Villalobos said. “At least as well as can be expected.”

The victim was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted on campus between Evans and Flowers Hall. According to an emergency alert email sent by the university Sunday evening, the suspects fled the scene and headed toward the downtown area.

Villalobos said the department has been unable to locate the suspects so far, but UPD will continue to investigate the incident.

“We are going to be highly visible on campus,” Villalobos said.

He said there are going to be police units staged strategically throughout campus.

“Students, or just people in general, always have a plan when you are walking on campus,” Villalobos said. “Two, always have someone, a group, with you.”

Villalobos said students should remain vigilant while walking by looking at and listening to their surroundings. If anyone sees suspicious activity, they should call 911 immediately.