University Police and the Hattiesburg Police Department are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery of a student at approximately 1 a.m. in the gravel parking lot near Hillcrest residence hall.
A short time after the reported incident, Hattiesburg Police also received a call related to an auto burglary on 7th Street. HPD subsequently chased the suspects, two white males, into the woods near West 7th and North 19th Avenue, and are continuing the search for the suspects along with University Police. A vehicle was found wrecked nearby, and the student’s property and the weapon used in the incidents have been recovered. No one was injured in the incident. UPD reports no additional related threat to campus at this time. If you have related information, contact UPD at 601.266.4986.