By Andrew Martin
An armed robbery took place in the East Quad courtyard around 12:50 a.m. on the University of South Carolina campus.
The suspect was described as a white male with long blonde hair. He is around 18-21 years old and around six feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing glasses, a black jacket and khaki shorts.
The suspect put a knife to the throat of the male victim and demanded their wallet. The suspect took the wallet and headed towards the South Quad on foot. The victim was not injured.
USCPD and the Columbia Police Department had officers in the area to continue their investigation. USCPD used a K-9 unit. They believed the suspect was no longer in the area at the time.
The USC police department is currently investigating the case. If you have information about the armed robbery, you can call USCPD at 803-777-4215.
Members of the Carolina Community with information are encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.