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Police: Man attempts to rob student at NC State

Posted January 22, 2019 11:13 a.m. EST

— A man attempted to rob a North Carolina State University student Monday night, university police said.

The student was walking on the sidewalk of Centennial Parkway near Oval Drive around 9:45 p.m. when a white, four-door sedan stopped near him.

A man wearing a black jacket and blue jeans demanded the student give him money.

The man was described as 5-feet-10-inches tall and about 200 pounds.

The man did not threaten the student with a weapon.

The vehicle, an older model car, was last seen on Centennial Parkway heading toward Lake Wheeler Road.

Police advised students to walk in groups whenever possible.

People can report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling the university police at 919-515-3000 or by calling 911.