On 01/27/12, three USciences students reported that they were robbed at gunpoint while walking in the 1200 block of Melville Street. The students reported that they were approached by an African American male, who exited a late model Yukon Denali. The assailant produced a handgun, ordered them into an alley and demanded their valuables.
The assailant was described as follows:
African American male, approximately 6'1 to 6'2, medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt covering his head, dark colored sunglasses, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes.
The vehicle was described as follows:
Dark gray, Yukon Denali (2000 - 2003), tinted windows and chrome wheels. There was no description given for the driver of the vehicle.
The Department of Public Safety is working with The Philadelphia Police on the investigation.