JHU student robbed at gunpoint by man he met online

Posted at 7:36 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 07:44:57-04

A graduate student was robbed at gunpoint by a man he met online, according to Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Safety.

Officials said the student invited the man into his apartment, located in the 300 block of E. University Parkway between Guilford and Abell Avenues. Once inside, the man pulled out a handgun and robbed the student of his wallet and cellphone.

The incident took place Thursday at 2 a.m. Baltimore Police are investigating and no injuries were reported.

Officials said the suspect gave the name of Michael Wilson. He’s described as a 22-year-old black male, 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

“Campus Safety and Security would like all JHU affiliates to be aware of this incident and remind everyone should you find yourself the victim of a robbery, do not resist and do not pursue suspects,” officials said in a news release. “Always remember to stay calm, listen and observe intently, surrender any requested property and report the crime as soon as possible.”