A Washington University graduate student was the victim of an armed robbery on campus Saturday morning.
The incident occurred near the intersection of Forest Park Parkway and Skinker Boulevard at around 8:35 a.m. Saturday. After walking through the intersection and onto campus near Green Hall, the student felt a tug on his backpack.
When the student turned around the suspect allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded the student’s backpack and wallet. The suspect took the student’s watch as he handed over his belongings.
The suspect left the scene, heading northeast, but was later apprehended at 1:30 p.m. thanks to security footage. He is now in police custody, according to a statement from Washington University.
No injuries were reported.