BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (March 30, 2014) – Police said in just more than 20 minutes Saturday night, three students were robbed at knife and gunpoint, each at different locations, on campus at Andrews University.
Officials say the robberies happened between 10:57 P.M. and 11:20 P.M. Saturday. The victims told police they saw three suspects with a handgun and knife. Police believe what victims described as a handgun may have been a pellet gun.
Two of the three student victims suffered minor injuries to their faces, but declined medical treatment, according to authorities. Then officials say only one victim had anything stolen, which was his wallet that had his ID and cash.
Police describe the suspects as three men. One suspect is a black man who is short, has dreadlocks, and was reported to be wearing glasses, a gray or light blue hoodie, a puffy vest, and white shoes. A second suspect was described only as a white man. The third suspect was described only as a man wearing a white cloth over his mouth area.
Police say two of the suspects were last seen running toward the woods from the Garland Apartment area. Then a Berrien County Sheriff K-9 unit found a possible track made from a wooded area near campus to the 8800 block of Maplewood Drive, but police did not confirm this to be from the suspects.
Andrews University Campus Security notified the dorms to secure their doors in a perimeter lockdown. Then security said an “all-clear” message was sent out after about an hour.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department at (269) 471-2813, or call the Michiana Crime Stoppers program.