ODU Police investigating armed robbery outside campus dorm


Correction: Our on-air version of this story incorrectly said the robbery happened inside the dorm. It happened in a parking lot outside.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University Police responded to an armed robbery early Thursday morning on campus.

An alert sent out by ODU at 1:46 a.m. said an armed robbery had occurred in the parking lot at the Rogers Main dormitory on W. 50th Street. Three masked males armed with handguns left the area in an unknown direction.

Citizens were told to stay out of the area until officers were no longer on scene. The all clear was given around 4:12 a.m.

ODU provided this statement to WAVY News 10 Thursday afternoon:

The safety of our students is a priority at Old Dominion University. University Police issued a Timely Warning via the O.D.U. Alert system–shortly after a report of an armed robbery on the parking lot east of Rogers Main was made–to alert the campus community of the incident. They also increased patrols in the area. No one was injured. As this is an active police investigation, no further information is available at this time.

No other details have been released. Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates.

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