Possible strong-armed robbery reported

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Oxford Police Department is investigating a possible strong-armed robbery that allegedly occurred on Mall Drive Sunday night.

According to the alleged victim, they were walking on Mall Drive, near Jackson Avenue and the intramural fields, when a light-colored sedan pulled up beside him. The passenger, described as a black male, got out and told the alleged victim to hand over his backpack.

No description was given of the driver, only that he was a black male.

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Investigators do not believe a weapon was used and the possible robbery does not appear to be linked with any other robberies being investigated by OPD at this time.

There were no injuries and the case is still under investigation.