WVU s Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported attempted strong arm robbery of a student on the Downtown Campus behind Woodburn Hall Tuesday (Oct. 3) around 8:30 p.m.

A male student was reportedly approached by three males wearing dark hooded sweatshirtseach between 6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 3 inches in height. One suspect was said to be wearing a Boston Red Sox ball cap.

The suspects reportedly had a bladed weapon and asked for money

The victim said he struck one of the suspects in the face and then was assaulted, falling to the ground. The suspects then fled. No valuables were taken.

The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital for follow-up treatment and kept overnight for observation.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 293-3136 and ask for Investigator Bob Tucker.

DPS would like to remind students to walk in pairs or groups, in well lit areas and to report any suspicious behavior to the appropriate authorities.

DPS will also be increasing their patrol activities in this and other campus areas.