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

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.