ECU Alert: Strong armed robbery near campus recreation center

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GREENVILLE,N.C. (WNCT) – The East Carolina Police Department is investigating an early morning strong armed robbery.

It happened at 1:55a.m. Monday.

Police say a male approached a female student near the Recreation Center on the campus of ECU.

The suspect grabbed the female’s purse, but dropped shortly after running away.

The suspect was last seen running towards the McDonalds on East 10th Street.

No weapons were used in the incident.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the ECU Police at 252-328-6787. Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

ECU Police encourages everyone to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and report any suspicious or criminal activity as soon as possible.

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