Mugging of SDSU Students Prompts Campus Warning

By R. Stickney and Danya Bacchus
|  Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011  |  Updated 6:47 AM PDT
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One student said the risk is greater "if you walk in the wrong spot anywhere within 100 feet" of the intersection.

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San Diego State University campus police are warning students to be aware of their surroundings after two students were mugged at gunpoint at a popular crosswalk near campus.

Two students were walking on the sidewalk in the area of Montezuma and College Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday when they were stopped by two suspects.

The suspects were carrying a gun and knife and demanded the students give up their wallets and cell phones campus police said.

Students cross the street here to get to dorms and fast food restaurants.

SDSU student Julia Lyons said she uses the crosswalk six or seven times a day,
“It makes me really nervous,” she said.

On Tuesday night, many students were aware of the robbery and told NBC 7 San Diego they’re surprised by the news and will be more cautious.

“It’s dangerous because this is the campus and you would think you’d be a little bit safer on campus,” said SDSU student Keara Nyod.

Neither student was injured in the robbery campus police said. There is only a very generic description of the suspects and vehicle.

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