Students Robbed on Campus at Cal State San Marcos

Five people are in custody, accused of robbing a student and two visitors using pellet guns in the student housing area at California State University San Marcos.

The university sent out a campus safety alert to students on Tuesday, informing them of the robbery and the arrests. 

According to the email alert, the victim was a resident at The QUAD, which is student housing.

University police said two of the suspects had been socializing with the victim Monday night and asked if they could wait in the victim's room until their Uber ride arrived. The victim agreed to let them stay for a bit.

Early Tuesday morning, the two suspects and another individual came back to the room and robbed the victim. Two other friends, who are not students at the university, were also robbed.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., university police received reports of the robbery.

Five suspects, three of whom are juveniles, were arrested Tuesday after officers matched the suspect descriptions. A large amount of the stolen items were also recovered.

University police said the suspects used pellet guns to rob the victims. No one was injured in the incident.

NBC 7 spoke to some some students who said the situation is scary.

"You're not expecting something like that to happen. So, it's just like, very fightening, I guess," said CSU San Marcos student Jacob Page.

The university informed students that there is no ongoing threat to campus but is asking them to be vigilant and take precautions.

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