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3 University of Maryland Students Robbed While Playing Pokemon Go, Police Say

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    (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    Three University of Maryland students were robbed at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go on the university's College Park campus, University of Maryland police say.

    Three separate robberies were reported Tuesday night between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. outside Tydings, Tawes and Queen Anne's halls.

    Police say three of the victims were playing Pokemon Go when they were robbed. A fourth victim was not playing the popular game, but had a phone in their hands. 

    The suspect, who was wearing black clothing, showed a black handgun in two of the incidents and took the victims' cell phones. 

    The victims were not injured.

    Police say officers searched the area but were not able to find the suspect. 

    Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 301-405-3555.