Police Investigating Robbery in College Park

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    University of Maryland students started the school year on alert after three students were attacked while waiting for a shuttle bus near campus. (Published Monday, Aug 30, 2010)

    Prince George’s County police are investigating a violent robbery in College Park, Md., as college students return for the fall semester.

    Three students were waiting for a University of Maryland campus shuttle bus at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 4800 block of Berwyn House Road when one young person approached the victims, then left.

    Investigators said that young person returned moments later with four others and attacked the UMD students. One victim was punched in the face several times. The attackers got away with less than $100.

    Police have put up posters and passed out fliers reminding students when they are most vulnerable to crime, but these victims were doing the right things by staying in a group and using campus transportation, News4's Jane Watrel reported..

    No arrests have been made.