UC student robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight

UC student robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are investigating the robbery of an University of Cincinnati student that was robbed in broad daylight Sunday.

The robbery comes just three days after Cincinnati police busted a gang responsible for 8 other student robberies.

Police say the student was robbed shortly after 11 a.m. in the 2300 block of Stratford Ave.

According to police, the student was robbed at gunpoint by two robbers who took his laptop bag.

The suspects have been described as: one black male, 18 to 30 years old, five feet eight inches tall, thin build and armed with a hand gun.  The other suspect was described as male black, 18 to 30 years old, six feed four inches all, 200 to 220 pounds, having a dark complexion with a close cropped beard.

The victim says the suspects got into a small black car, with a license plate of A010078, with red lettering, possibly having an out-of-state temporary tag.

"It's like people pick on college students. Just due to the fact they are in college. They think they have money and stuff," said Omar Davis.

"We don't have any money so why are you robbing us?" said Carmen Caris, a student at UC.

Caris and her friend Hailey Black say it's just one of what seems to be dozens of robberies near campus in the last month.

"Pretty much every other day we get an email on Warner Street or Ohio Street in this area," said Black.

"Some dude in a black hoodie. He's getting around man," said Caris.

Last week, Cincinnati police tried to assure students with news of 8 arrests. Police said 8 members of the 2 Gun Gang (or 2GG) are responsible for at least 8 UC student robberies and they are now in custody. Now with another robbery just three days later students fear it isn't enough.

"May actual plan is this January to get my concealed carry license and carry a weapon around campus because the way I feel about it is that if someone is going to hold a gun at me, I would like to have some means of defending myself," said Black.

As for that investigation into the 2 Gun Gang, police say it isn't over. They believe more members are out there and more crimes have been committed. So far, in at least two of these robberies the victims have been shot.

If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040

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