Attempted armed robbery occurs near intersection of Bancroft Way, Piedmont Avenue

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A female campus student was reportedly the victim of an attempted armed robbery Tuesday about 5:20 a.m. near the intersection of Bancroft Avenue and Piedmont Avenue, according to a UCPD Nixle alert.

A Campus Security Authority, or CSA, was in the Simpson Center when she encountered the “distraught” student. The student told the CSA that she had been the victim of the attempted armed robbery.

The victim was near the intersection when a male suspect armed with a knife approached her and demanded her phone, the alert stated. The victim screamed and ran towards the Simpson Center, and the suspect did not pursue her. The victim was not injured during the encounter, according to the alert.

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