Students robbed at gunpoint near campus

UNA police, in conjunction with Florence police, are looking for three suspects wanted in an alleged armed robbery that occurred near campus early Monday morning.

The three victims, all international students, are OK, according to UNA police Chief Bob Pastula. Allegedly, the suspects took money from the students.

The alleged robbery occurred near the intersection of Poplar Street and Hermitage Drive, police said. According to police, the suspects fled south on Poplar Street. The three suspects, all black males, are still at large.

The first suspect, at 5’10” and weighing 220 lbs, was wearing a long black jacket and a skullcap. The second suspect, at 5’6” and weighing 170, was wearing a gray sweater. The third suspect was thin and wearing a National Guard necklace.

UNA police sent out a Lion Alert around 3:27 a.m. alerting the campus community of the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call UNA Police at (256)765-4357 or Florence Police at (256)760-6500.