Two former members of the Kutztown University football team are behind bars tonight. Shahaid and Kali Smith, who are half brothers, are facing charges in separate armed robberies that happened on and off campus.
A spokesman for Kutztown University says Shahaid Smith, 19, was arrested Thursday in connection with an armed robbery of an on-campus dorm. Police say in the early morning hours of March 8, students were inside their room at Deatrick Hall when they heard a knock at the door.
When they opened it, police say they were met by three masked men dressed in black. Two of the men were armed, according to investigators. The intruders allegedly struck one of the students, searched the room and then left without taking anything.
Kali Smith was also arrested Thursday and charged in connection with an incident that happened off-campus, according to a Kutztown University spokesman.
The charges were linked to an armed robbery that happened at an off-campus house in March of 2012, according to the Reading Eagle.
Shahaid Smith is a special education major. His brother, Kali, is a business administration major.
Both have been placed on interim suspension from Kutztown University.