New Evidence, Reward Offered in Armed Robbery Case

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University Police Looking for Two Vehicles in Armed Robbery Investigation 

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— Gardner-Webb University Police are now looking for two vehicles associated with Tuesday night’s armed robbery on campus in Boiling Springs.  A $2,500 reward is in place for anyone who offers tips that lead to the suspects’ apprehension.

The vehicles in question were first seen on video surveillance entering campus at 7:56 p.m.  One is a light-colored Ford Ranger pick-up truck with a large utility tool box in the truck bed.  The other is a dark-colored four-door sedan. Authorities are currently working to determine the make and model of the sedan.  Video shows the vehicles speeding from campus, running stop signs along the way, at 8:09 p.m.

The suspects are two black males in their late teens or early 20s.  They were wearing dark jeans and puffy black jackets, and one was wearing a goatee.

Anyone able to offer details that might assist in this investigation should call the toll-free incident hotline at 855-477-9347.  After the prerecorded message, callers should leave their crime tips and their contact information.

The incident occurred the evening of March 6, when two Gardner-Webb students were robbed at gunpoint in their residence hall.  No one was injured.  More information about the crime is available at gardner-webb.edu/newscenter.

For Student Development or Residence Education inquiries, call 704-406-4373.  For media inquiries, call 704-406-4631.

 Last updated: Thursday, March 8 at 4:55 p.m.