According to MSU Police reports, a man walking alone on West Grant Street near Romney Gym reported that he was approached by three white males in their early to mid-20s. The suspects asked the victim to empty his pockets and told him that they had a gun. The victim complied. Following the robbery, he was beaten and kicked on his face and torso. All three suspects fled on foot from the scene of the crime.
Two of the suspects were described to be about 5'10" and the third was about 6'1." At the time of the assault all suspects were dressed casually, two with black hooded-sweatshirts and a third in a white hooded-sweatshirt. All were wearing jeans.
The victim, whose cell phone was damaged in the attack, reported the incident on an MSU Emergency (Blue) Phone System on 11th and Grant. The victim, also in his 20s, is a visitor to Bozeman.
Anyone with information about the attack or the suspects is asked to contact the MSU Police Department at 994-2121 or Crimestoppers at 586-1131. The MSU anonymous tip line may also be used by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSU Police advise precaution to anyone walking outdoors by themselves at night. Such precautions include staying alert, being aware of surroundings, staying in well-lighted places and reporting any suspicious or unusual behavior to police.
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