The University Police Department is searching for two suspects believed to be involved in an armed robbery at approximately 11:25 p.m., Sunday, on Fraternity Drive on the Hattiesburg Campus.
The suspects, one with a handgun, robbed the victim of his shoes and cell phone. The victim, who is not a Southern Miss student, was unharmed and used a passerby’s phone to call 9-1-1. The suspects are two African-American males, one tall and slender, and the second short and stocky—both wearing dark clothing.
Officers gave chase and recovered the weapon, and the suspects fled campus on foot across Highway 49. The Hattiesburg Police Department is assisting as the search for the suspects continues. The suspects are not believed to be a continuing threat to campus at this time.
If you have information related to the incident, please contact University Police at 601.266.4986.