Armed robbery reported at apartment near UH campus

HOUSTON - The search is on for three suspects who UH police said held one person at gunpoint and stole with two computers from an apartment near the University of Houston campus.

It happened around 4:10 a.m. Monday at an apartment at Cambridge Oaks.

UH police said the victim told officers that the three armed men entered the apartment through an open window.

Officials said one of the suspects held one of the residents at gunpoint.

The victim told police the suspects grabbed two laptop computers and an external hard drive before leaving the apartment. No injuries were reported.

Within hours of the incident, other residents of the apartment complex along with the entire U of H student body received a safety warning from police.

"I woke up and I got a few text messages from people telling me to lock your windows and be safe because they're robbing people," said apartment resident, Sam Madhu.

No injuries were reported, but the incident has left other students frightened only days before the beginning on their Thanksgiving holiday break.

"It's a little concerning because we do live in a not so very nice neighborhood," said Chandler Wright. "One time on this campus my care was broken into as well."

However, other students say they feel secure because University of Houston police maintain a presence at the apartment complex.

"I just feel like the campus police have everything under control and I've always felt safe on this campus," said Ian Adams.

No one with the university's police department returned our calls, but according to the alert police are actively searching for the suspects

Police said all three suspects wore bandanas over their faces and are believed to be 18-22 years old. All three suspects are described as being medium build and medium skin tone. One of the suspects was described as approximately 5 feet 7 inches, while the other two suspects were said to be nearly 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information about this crime should call UH police at 713-743-3333.

KPRC's Mary Benton will have more on this story tonight on Local 2 News.

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