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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 09/ 5/2010

U-Md. student robbed and assaulted

By Washington Post Editors

Police are looking for four suspects after a U-Md. student was robbed and assaulted early Sunday morning, WTOP reports.

The student was on Hartwick Road at Princeton Ave. around 2:05 a.m. when he was approached by the four men and attacked, according to WTOP. One of the suspects tackled the student, while a second took his wallet and removed cash before tossing it away.

The student suffered some minor cuts to his face during the incident, according to WTOP. Police have not said whether the attack is related to others that occurred in College Park in recent days.

The attackers are described as black males: The first is 6-foot-2, 180 lbs. with a dark complexion; the second is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, 150 lbs., with a lighter complexion; the third is between 6-feet and 6-foot-2 and has a slim build; no description of the fourth suspect was released, according to WTOP.

By Washington Post Editors  | September 5, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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You spend your childhood working hard to earn your way into college. You go and within days blacks ruin it for you. The Country is going in the wrong direction. When will honor return?

Posted by: ncolummbia | September 5, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

this happens every weekend in college park. they're not going to find this group of criminals. they never do.

Posted by: me0201 | September 5, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

From 1964 to 1976, I walked these same streets at all hours as a UMCP student and never once felt threatened. The demographic change that has swept PGC in the last generation has obviously brought urban jungle thugs into a once-quiet community often viewed as a small town on the edge of the city. This is urban evolution not at its finest. The Johns Hopkins University neighborhood in Baltimore is facing a similar deterioration of safety. The only solution is the prompt arrest and severe punishment of these purveyors of a Clockwork Orange society. Unfortunately, I doubt that the leadership in the People's Republic of Maryland will rise to the challenge before more innocent victims are robbed, beaten or murdered.

Posted by: laurelclan | September 5, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Lazy good for nothing fake thug wannabees. Go to school and learn somethings. I hope the next county executive will bring back vocational training in high school. That should eliminate some of these opportunistic crimes. Black fathers stand up and reclaim the youth!

Posted by: mossmillennium | September 5, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if UMD is including these crime stats in their freshmen student welcoming packet?

Posted by: veloboldie | September 6, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse

I went to grad school at UMD and walked past the intersection of Harwick and Princeton many, many times at night (though never that late at night). The area is totally sketchy.

For me, I would never send my kid to UMD because its campus sits in an terrible part of PG County.

Posted by: kenk3 | September 6, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

These comments are making many of us feel uncomfortable. Can't we go back to talking about George Bush and his lies about WMDs and our summer of recovery?

Posted by: wagtdn | September 6, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Why not? They see how Eric Holder treated the new black panthers in Philly..

Posted by: wewintheylose | September 6, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Anybody can be mugged anytime, anywhere in greater DC. People are mugged on subways, killed in NW, killed daily in SE, killed in Georgetown, killed in MOCO, fights always breaking out everywhere. The place is a concrete jungle.

Posted by: woof3 | September 6, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

People, get a small canister of Mace that can fit on your key ring. IF you're walking around the city at 2 in the morning, you can at least have it in your hand ready to go. May not help against a group thug mentality, but you'll at least get a couple of them...maybe enough time to run away.

Posted by: stinkyliberals | September 7, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

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