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K-State Today

October 9, 2014



K-State Police Department cautions Manhattan campus about recent criminal activity

By K-State Police Department

Recent crimes near the K-State Manhattan campus require students and university employees to be aware. Riley County Police Department is investigating two robberies in the past 48 hours that occurred off campus, one in the 1200 block of Kearney Street and one in the 700 block of Bertrand Street.

The K-State Police Department also has received calls in the past 48 hours for suspicious activity that may or may not be related to these robberies. In those instances, students reported subjects made contact or attempted to make contact while the students were walking. In all incidents, the students were by themselves. The comments and demeanor of the subject(s) alarmed the students and they subsequently reported that activity to K-State police. All of these instances occurred during the overnight hours.

K-State police urge members of the campus community to:

  • utilize services like the Wildcat Walk and Safe Ride;
  • be aware of your surrounding when walking at night and travel in groups, if possible;
  • report crimes immediately when they occur; and
  • report any suspicious activity.

The K-State Police Department is in 108 Edwards Hall and can be contacted 24 hours a day at 785-532-6412.

Contact the Riley County Police Department or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers if you have information about the investigations. The Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers can be reached anonymously online or by calling 785-539-7777.

Read the Riley County Police Department aggravated robbery and strong-armed robbery news releases for more information.

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