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Robbers reportedly target KU student walking on campus late at night, steal his cookies

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Three men allegedly attacked a University of Kansas student walking on campus late Friday night and stole not his backpack, phone or money but "his Hot Box cookies,” according to information from KU police.

Two cookies — which the victim was carrying in a box — were stolen, said Deputy Chief James Anguiano of the KU Office of Public Safety. He said the cookies were valued at $5.

The robbery allegedly occurred between 10 and 10:45 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Hoch Auditoria Drive, near Anschutz Library, according to the KU police crime log. It was reported to KU police about 11:45 p.m.

The victim reportedly was jumped on and pushed to the ground, but was not injured, according to a Crime Alert KU police sent out early Saturday morning. The suspects were described as three white males with brown hair, dark shirts and dark pants. Two were approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, and the third about 5 feet 5 inches.

Anschutz Library, 1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive on the Kansas University campus.

Anschutz Library, 1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive on the Kansas University campus. by Sara Shepherd

Anyone with tips about the crime is asked to call KU police at 864-5900 or KU Crime Stoppers at 864-8888.

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

Comments

P Allen Macfarlane 5 months ago

If all they took were the cookies, the assailants must have come from Johnson County. They couldn't possibly have come from Topeka, since they are described as being white. I'm sure Bob Smith would agree.

Bob Smith 5 months ago

The perps were risking a felony charge for a couple of cookies? A dubious tale at best.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 5 months ago

I've heard these cookies are suppose to be really good.

Clara Westphal 5 months ago

They also took his backpack cell phone.and money.

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