Two robberies took place on the Missouri State University-Springfield campus within three days.

Friday around midnight, a student was confronted by two white males, 20-25 years old, on Cherry Street, south of Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts.

The two men demanded the student’s wallet. When the victim handed over their wallet, the two men took off north.

The student described the first male as wearing dark clothing and a gray stocking cap, according to an MSU safety press release.

The second male was described as wearing a white mask and a dark shirt, light colored pants and a dark stocking cap.

A similar incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday when two more students were attacked by two white males in their 20’s while walking near the lawn on the southeast corner of Elm Street and Kimbrough Avenue.

The first male appeared from an unknown direction and hit one of the students multiple times, according to an MSU safety press release.

The second male appeared, displaying a firearm, and demanded the student’s wallet.

The two students then ran east on Elm, found a nearby police officer and reported the robbery.

The two men fled south on Kimbrough, according to the press release. 

Missouri State University Safety suggests students travel in well-lit busy routes while being aware of their surroundings.

Students should call MSU Safety at 417-836-5509 for any suspicious activity on campus. 

To report information regarding the two robberies on campus or any other criminal activity, contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.

Afton Harper has been a copy editor and reporter for The Standard since spring 2018. She also snaps pictures in her free time.

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