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Armed robberies near YSU campus prompt student safety measures

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - At around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning two suspects armed with a gun, robbed two YSU students on Norwood Avenue as they left a party.

It's the fourth armed robbery near the YSU campus in a week, where Youngstown State students are the victims. And as campus police work with city police to catch the suspects, they're warning students to be armed with information to protect themselves.

"I park in the parking lot and make sure there's people around before I leave classes and stuff. So I'm not by myself and isolated," says student Stacy Runkle.

Police say what's most important is that students have the campus police number on speed dial on their cell phone. Officers can respond 24/7.

"I want to advise them first of all, if they don't want to walk by themselves. They can call the police department.  We can escort them to and from class, to and from their car. We also have an escort service which consists of students that actually escort individuals ... same thing that we do," says Dennis Godoy of YSU Police.

YSU Police also say students should always be aware of their surroundings and not let down their guard day or night.

"Always walk in groups if you can. Try to stay in well lit areas. Don't carry a bunch of extra stuff on you that you don't need," YSU Police officer Danica Burrows.

Police say it's important that students don't wander too far away from the actual campus. Students are heeding those warnings, like signing up for the campus alert system that let students know about the most recent crimes.

 

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