A University student was robbed at knifepoint early Friday morning on the 200 block of South 42nd Street, the most serious of several crimes over the weekend. University Police have also responded to two purse snatchings and two burglaries since late last week. A student told University Police Friday that two men approached him at 2 a.m. Friday and demanded his wallet. Both men were described as just over six feet tall, between 17 and 20 years old and weighing about 180 pounds. The student told police the men took his University identification card, money and credit cards. He was not hurt in the robbery. In a separate incident, University Police Sergeant Ivan Kimble said a woman visiting the University was robbed of her pocketbook at 2:15 a.m. Saturday on South 40th Street. Kimble said a man between 25 and 30 years old, about five-foot eight inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds pulled the pocketbook off the woman's shoulder and fled toward Market Street. Police have not made arrests in either of these incidents. In an unrelated incident, passersby stopped a purse snatching Thursday afternoon on the corner of 38th and Walnut streets. Police said a youth about 10 or 12 years old grabbed a woman's pocketbook and ran away with it. When the woman screamed, passersby caught the youth and took the pocketbook away from him. Neither the woman or the passersby took the child to police, but let him go after retrieving the pocketbook. In a separate incident, a student living at 3916 Spruce Street was robbed of a wallet at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in a burglary. Sgt. Kimble said the student told police he noticed a man with short-cropped hair and dark clothing in a second-floor bedroom. The intruder fled down a rear staircase and out the back door. The student later noticed he was missing his wallet and some other items. Police made no arrests for this robbery. Police did catch a man Saturday whom they believe burglarized 504 Woodland Terrace. A student called University Police at 10:24 p.m. saying an intruder was in her house. The intruder fled but police caught Robert Noble, 33, moments later on the 200 block of South 42nd Street. Police confiscated the student's pocketbook from Noble at the time of his arrest and charged him with burglary. Police declined to give his address.Comments powered by Disqus
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