Robbers Target Players at Villanova B-Ball Courts

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    Police are investigating a strong arm robbery at Villanova University.

    Police say a man was playing basketball with his friends at Villanova University’s main campus basketball and tennis courts on the 800 block of E. Lancaster Avenue around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday. After he was finished playing, the victim sat on a bench just outside the basketball court to make a phone call.

    As he was on his phone, police say he was approached by an unidentified man. The suspect ordered the victim to get off the phone and then placed his hand in the waist band of his shorts, implying that he was armed with a weapon. He then told the victim to “shut up” and not move.

    Police say the suspect then demanded the victim give up his cell phone. He then fled the scene after taking the phone and was last seen running on foot towards N. Ithan Avenue. The suspect is described as a man in his early 20’s with short, cropped dark hair standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet. He was last seen wearing a white tank top with gray stripes and black shorts.

    The victim also told police that a second suspect stole cell phones and wallets from four of his friends while they were playing basketball on an adjacent court. Police say the suspect was seen fleeing with the first suspect towards N. Ithan Avenue. Investigators have not yet released a description of him however.

    If you have any information on the robbery, please call the Radnor Police Department at 610-668-0503.