HOUSTON -

Police are searching for a woman and two men accused of robbing a medical student who was walking home.

The Texas Medical Center is not usually an area plagued by crime but lately there have been several robberies that have students who live in the area worried.

The latest robbery happened Thursday night and it had police warning residents to avoid the area.

UT police say a medical student was attacked while walking home from Kroger along Cambridge Street at around 11:30 p.m.

Police say two men and a woman approached the student from behind. They hit him with an unknown object so hard it knocked his glasses off.

The victim told police he couldn't see very well and did not get a good look at his attackers. The attackers got away with the victim's belongings.

Thursday's attack is one of several crimes plaguing the areas in and around the UT Housing Center, where students like Grace Kisitu live while attending medical school.

"Once in a while they send out warnings of break-ins in here," said Kisitu.

Police aren't ready to connect Thursday's attack with any other crimes, but they said they have had reports of break-ins and even an armed robbery in the complex over the past few months.

"Personally I've had one person walk to my door and request some money," Kisitu said.

There is a security guard positioned at the front gate.

"They seem to be checking anyone who enters here. I don't know whether that's secure enough," said Kisitu.

For now, all residents must use the entrance where a guard is in place.