(KMOV) -- St. Louis police are investigating two overnight robberies near the Washington University campus. In both incidents, Wash U students were the victims.
The first one happened around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday at Rosedale and Skinker. That’s where a 20-year-old student was reportedly robbed.
The student tells police that two suspects approached him, knocked him to the ground and punched him. The suspects then allegedly took cash and a cell phone from him.
The victim says that the two men took off north on Skinker.
The suspects in this case are described as black men between the ages of 18 and 30. One of them was around 5’8” with a thin build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a gray jacket and blue jeans. The other suspect was between 5’10” and 6’1” with a medium build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.
A second robbery happened a short time later and not far from the first incident.
St. Louis police say that three Wash U students were robbed in the 6100 block of Waterman.
This robbery happened around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
An 18-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman tell police that they were walking east on Waterman near Rosedale when two suspects got out of a vehicle and approached them.
One of the suspects then allegedly struck the male victim in the leg.
The suspects took property from all of the students and then got back into their vehicle. They were last seen heading south on Rosedale.
The description of the suspects in this robbery is similar to the suspects in the first robbery.
Police have not said whether or not the two incidents are related.
When incidents like this happen, Washington University sends out an e-mail crime alert notifying students. The school also offers a free shuttle bus for students that will take them from the campus to their home.