An armed robbery at an apartment complex near the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday night has police seeking three, possibly four suspects, said Statesboro Police Major Rob Bryan.
Bryan said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon the suspects entered a Campus Crossings apartment on Lanier Drive around 10:45 p.m.
The men held victims at gunpoint and took several items including “shoes, electronic devices and cash,” he said.
The victims described the offenders as black males in their early 20s. A Nixle Alert, sent to subscribers by text message shortly after the robbery, listed the suspects as four black males, three of whom reportedly wore sweat pants; one wearing a red shirt, one wearing a camo shirt, and another with a white shirt over his head. Eagle Alerts, issued to GSU students and faculty, listed similar suspects.
All of the offenders fled the scene prior to the victims contacting law enforcement, Bryan said. “Upon officer arrival a search of the area was conducted; however, the offenders were unable to be located,” Bryan said.
No one was reported injured in the armed robbery incident. No further information was released, as the incident is still under investigation, he said.
Statesboro Police Cpl. Justin Samples said there has not yet been any evidence connecting Tuesday’s armed robbery to a previous armed robbery at Cambridge at Southern/The Pines apartments, reported in August, in which five black males were reported to have invaded a home and robbed victims at gunpoint.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
Anonymous tips may also may be made by text. Send the text “TIPSSPD” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.