TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The Towson area is on alert again after a woman was robbed early Thursday morning near Towson University’s campus.
Around 6 a.m. Thursday, an unarmed robbery occurred in the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Towsongate Avenue.
The female victim says a tan Nissan vehicle stopped. Two suspects wearing black pants and black masks covering their mouths approached her and stole her purse.
Last Sunday night, a Towson University student was stabbed multiple times as he was robbed of his cell phone.
Police believe the same three suspects robbed a Goucher College student Monday night on the same street, threatening to stab him.
“These suspects seem to be targeting people who are alone and who are not paying attention to their surroundings,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County Police.
That student wasn’t hurt.
The two attacks happened less than 24 hours apart and less than one block from each other.
East Burke Avenue is an area where many students from both Towson and Goucher live.
“It’s a lot of families and a lot of college kids so not a lot of trouble like that usually,” said neighbor Ryan Dumer.
It’s just off the busy York Road corridor, where WJZ found plenty of students walking after dark.
“After hearing about all that, we were kind of scared to walk back here so we have our pepper spray,” said Towson freshman Abby Bresnahan.
“I’m definitely walking with another person. I won’t be walking the street by myself,” said Gabriella Joyce.
In a campus alert, Goucher officials say, “We urge all of our community members to remain vigilant and take appropriate safety precautions both on and off campus.”
Towson University has also put out a crime alert warning students about the recent attacks.
Police have not yet been able to interview the Towson student who was stabbed because his injuries are so severe.
They do not have specific descriptions of the suspects.
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