Man tried to rob SFC student on campus, police say


Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.

Santa Fe College police are looking for a man they say attempted to rob a female student in a parking lot on campus.

According to SFC Director of Communications Dave Houder, the student was walking back from class around 11 a.m. today, near the track on the Northwest campus of the college, at 3000 NW 83rd street.

A tall male approached her and tried to snatch her backpack, Houder said, and an altercation ensued. She fought off the man and ran to police. Police reported the woman had a laceration on her arm and got her medical attention.

After the incident, the man fled, and Houder said police believe he is no longer on campus. Houder said police will review security camera footage to help identify the suspect.

After the altercation, the school sent out an alert to all faculty and students about the incident, Houder said.

The suspect may have a knife, police said.

Anyone with information should call SFC Police at 352-395-5555.

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