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Towson U. police investigating off-campus street robberies

Towson University police are investigating several off-campus, early morning robberies in the past two weeks.

In three incidents since Sept. 7 police said victims were walking to or from apartment buildings when they were approached. In one on Sept. 11, in the 6300 block of York Road, north of Walker Avenue, the suspects were armed with handguns and knives.

Two other cases, about a block away, in the 500 block of Castle Dr., on Sept. 7 and 16, police say suspects used physical force.

Victims have been punched in the face and choked during these robberies, police said.

Police urged students and residents to walk with others, stick to well-lit areas, and avoid distractions like listening to music.

Anyone with information on the incidents may call Baltimore County police Towson Precinct at 410-887-2361.

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