Police search for suspect in armed robbery near NC State campus

The Raleigh Police Department is investigating an armed robbery near the NC State campus.

It happened just after 10:45 p.m. Friday at the Pullen Park Theater.

Police say the suspect was armed with a handgun. No word on what was stolen.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing dark clothing and a hoodie.

He was last seen running away towards Ashe Avenue.

Campus police say students are encouraged to take the following safety steps to keep themselves safe:

  • Walk in well lighted areas.

  • Walk in groups whenever possible, especially at night.

  • Avoid distractions while walking, such as listening to headphones or texting.

  • Consider utilizing public transportation or the Safety Escort by calling (919) 515-3000.

  • Report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or (919) 515-3000.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the University Police Department at (919) 515-3000.

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