Students at College of Wooster on Alert

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

WOOSTER, Ohio — As students at the College of Wooster were settling into their dorms the day before classes were scheduled to start, they received an alert notifying them of an armed robbery near campus.

According to John Finn, the college’s Director of Public Information, a man carrying a handgun allegedly approached the passenger side of a stopped vehicle in the 300 block of Spring Street, which is a block and a half south of campus, on Sunday morning.

The man demanded money then left on foot when the male victim, who was not a student, complied.

Wooster students were sent a text and email alert around 11 a.m. on Sunday, informing them of the incident and reminding them to be vigilant.

Finn said the school was never placed on lock-down.

As of 1 p.m. on Sunday, the man accused of the robbery had not been caught.

Classes at the College of Wooster will begin on Monday at 8 a.m.

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