USC crime alert: Armed robbery reported near campus

USC crime alert: Armed robbery reported near campus

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The University of South Carolina is sent out a crime alert, after an armed robbery near campus earlier today.

The Division of Law Enforcement and Safety reported that at around 1:15 Tuesday morning a man broke into an apartment on the 1000 block of Laurens Street.

The victim says the suspect held out a knife and demanded money before leaving the area.

The university says they did not send an emergency notification to students due to a lack of description of the suspect.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to immediately contact the City of Columbia Police, call the USC Police at 803-777-4215, or text us on the RAVE Guardian Safety App.

Copyright 2018 WIS. All Rights Reserved.