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SUNY Buffalo State student robbed at knifepoint

A female student at SUNY Buffalo State was robbed of her jacket at knifepoint Tuesday night, according to University Police.

The student, who lives on campus, told police that she was walking between Upton Hall and the Science and Mathematics Complex at about 8:50 p.m. when she was approached by two men. One had a knife.

The victim wasn’t injured and her jacket later was recovered, police said.

University Police have increased patrols on campus. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call them at 878-6333 or their Confidential Tip Line at 878-3166.

The robbery Tuesday night was at least the fourth violent crime reported since late August at the Elmwood Avenue campus.

The previous crimes include a Sept. 13 robbery, at gunpoint, of a male student walking in a stairwell of Tower 3 with three companions; the Sept. 8 slashing attack of one student by another, outside the Student Apartment Complex; and the Aug. 28 attempted sexual assault of a student in her Porter Hall dormitory room.

Police reported arrests related to the Aug. 28 and Sept. 8 incidents.

University Police reminds all members of the campus community to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

A police safe escort program provides a walking companion or a ride on campus free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff. And a personal escort to your car or residence hall can be requested by calling University Police at ext. 6333 (878-6333) from a campus or blue-light phone.