Terrorized Temple Student: I Thought I Was Gonna Die!

Temple students are on high alert after a rash of robberies near the university.

By Cecilia Duffy
|  Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:55 AM EDT
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A suspected serial robber is terrorizing Temple students off-campus. The armed thief has held up students three times since Sunday, stealing cash and electronics.

NBC10 - Jesse Gary

A suspected serial robber is terrorizing Temple students off-campus. The armed thief has held up students three times since Sunday, stealing cash and electronics.

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An armed robber is targeting Temple students off-campus in North Philadelphia.
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A suspected serial robber is targeting Temple students off-campus, according to police.

Investigators say an armed robber has held up a student on the street, taking cash and electronics, three times since Sunday.

Police say the crimes all happened in the same area, northwest of campus. The first happened Sunday at 8:45 a.m. on the 2000 block of North 18th Street. The second happened Sunday at 8:15 p.m. on the 1600 block of West Edgley Street. Finally, police say the most recent incident happened Monday at 6 p.m. on the 2100 block of North 16th Street.

"When it was happening, I thought he was gonna shoot me, I thought that was it, I was gonna die." said Kelli Evangelist, the victim in the Sunday morning robbery.

The gunman took her cash, credit cards and iPhone, the victim told NBC10's Jesse Gary.

Police say in each attack, the suspect wore a hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

They're now working with Temple Police to patrol the area and protect students living off-campus.
University officials put out an alert, warning students of the danger.

“They tell you don’t walk alone, keep your doors locked, don’t have electronics that are visible when you’re walking home,” said sophomore Alyssa Mottola.

Police are searching for the suspect.  They have not made any arrests in the case.
 

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