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Towson University student stabbed near campus Sunday night

Law EnforcementAssaultTowson UniversityTheftKevin Kamenetz

A Towson University student was stabbed multiple times Sunday night near the school’s campus, Baltimore County Police said Monday.

Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said police and EMS units were called to the corner of Burke Avenue and Centre Avenue in Towson about 10:50 p.m. Sunday night when a woman passing by the location found the man in the middle of the street.

“We found that he had been stabbed multiple times and he was really seriously hurt,” Armacost said.

Armacost said that the man was too seriously injured to provide any information to the police other than that the attackers were three thin, black males. The man, who is 24, was transported to a local hospital, which Armacost did not identify for safety reasons.

Police said the man’s cell phone was taken, and the incident is being investigated as a possible robbery.

“We don’t know for certain if that was the motive for this assault until we talk to the victim,” Armacost said.

The Sunday-evening robbery marked the end of busy weekend for police in downtown Towson.

According to a police report, a man was sitting on a bench at the Towson Town Center mall at 6:58 p.m. Sunday when his phone was taken from his hand. Police described the suspect as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 9, with a medium build, brown eyes, and medium complexion.

Just after 12:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, a female college student was walking down Aigburth Road toward Cedar Lane near Towson High when her iPhone 4S was stolen from her hands, according to police.

Police said two men walked up on either side of her and stole the phone from the woman, who struggled with the thieves but was unsuccessful.

Later that morning, police said two men, one with a handgun and another armed with a shotgun, pulled their weapons on a man walking in the 1100 block of Charlesview Way at 3 a.m. Friday and stole his wallet.

Armacost said police see "no obvious linkage" between the incidents, though they are still looking into whether there are any connections.

The incidents come on the heels of community concern about when officers pledged to the Towson precinct in May will begin patrolling the area.

Three additional officers were pledged to the precinct at a press conference with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson in May, when the county announced a spike in crime rates in Towson.

The first officer was scheduled to begin Friday, police said, but the remaining two officers have not been assigned to the precinct.

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