EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) – A student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was robbed Wednesday while walking on the campus bike path.
The student told police she was walking on the path near the Gardens at SIUE and Illinois 157 around 7 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and placed a sharp item on her back.
The suspect got the victim’s ring and a small amount of cash before fleeing the scene.
Authorities said the suspect has a medium build and is between 5-feet-11 and 6-feet-1. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, police said.
According to officials, it was only the fourth armed robbery on school grounds since 2000.
School officials said they do not believe anyone else on campus is in danger.