ARMED ROBBERY has occurred near campus at Main and Whaley. Use caution. Check http://www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert for more info.
At approximately 3:30 AM on Tuesday, August 26, the victim was approached by a man dressed in all black armed with a bat demanding money. The victim was assaulted and is being treated by medical personnel.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing and a black knit hat. There is no further description at this time.
The University of South Carolina Police Department is assisting the Columbia Police Department with this investigation.
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Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert, and local media for more information and updates.