Updated: Two individuals robbed at gunpoint near Texas State campus

News Editor

University and San Marcos police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred on and near campus during early Friday morning.

According to emergency alerts and an email disseminated by the university, an individual was robbed at gunpoint at about 3:25 a.m. when he was sitting on a bench in front of Tower Hall. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black baseball hat, a long-sleeved gray shirt, jeans and a handkerchief covering his face. The suspect reportedly left on foot down Wood St.

At 3:30 a.m., another male was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect matching the same description, this time near Sanctuary Lofts on the southwest perimeter of campus.

Penny Dunn, San Marcos Police Department commander, said the 5'9" suspect asked the victims for their personal belongings during the robberies, including wallets, cell phones and other property. Dunn could not confirm if either victim is a Texas State student.

"The case is still fresh," Dunn said. "We have officers in (the University Police Department and SMPD) in the field working on it right now."

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call UPD at 512-245-2805, or remain anonymous by contacting Texas State Crimestoppers at 512-245-STOP (7867).