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Two robberies reported at McDaniel College

The Westminster Police Department released these sketches of two men suspected in a set of robberies at McDaniel College.
The Westminster Police Department released these sketches of two men suspected in a set of robberies at McDaniel College. (Images provided by Westminster Police Department)

The Westminster Police Department reported two robberies at McDaniel College on Tuesday night, including one involving a student making an on-campus pizza delivery.

Police said that at approximately 9:30 p.m., a student walking across campus making a pizza delivery was approached by two males that accosted him with a handgun and demanded money.

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The student gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspects ran on foot off campus, police said. McDaniel spokeswoman Cheryl Knauer said students were instructed to remain in secure locations as law enforcement patrolled the campus throughout the night via updates from the college's alert system.

Police said that as officials were investigating the robbery they heard from another student that said he was accosted by two suspects fitting the description of those from the first robbery. The student said that the suspects demanded his backpack, searched it and then abandoned it before running off campus.

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A search of the campus by McDaniel security and local law enforcement agencies revealed no suspects, said police, who added that the incidents remain under investigation. Knauer said that the on-campus alert was lifted at approximately 12:15 a.m.

Police said the first suspect was described as a light-skinned black male in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a stocky build and wearing a dark coat and light-colored pants. The suspect was armed with a handgun.

Police said the second suspect was described as a light-skinned black male in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall, slender build and wearing a light-colored shirt and sweatpants.

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