Police investigating after students robbed at gunpoint near Temple University

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are investigating after a group of Temple University students were robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night.

Investigators say the armed robbery happened around 8:45 p.m. at the 1700 block of Edgley Street

Police say a group of six students, aged 18 to 21, were lined up outside a house party with live music when they were approached by a group of four suspects. Police say the suspects aimed a gun and stole cell phones, wallets, bank cards, ID cards and $120.

“I feel like Temple, they believe they’re doing everything they can, but I feel like they could do more,” said Jen Hilmer, a junior.

Hilmer said Temple emailed her Saturday night about an off-campus robbery. The details shocked her.

“Just something like that, it’s really scary to know and something that makes you become more aware of your surroundings in that social setting,” she said.

“I’m not a student here, but I have a lot of friends who are and some people who come from other parts of town who know what’s going on? But if you’re local, it’s something you hear a lot,” said William Perez of Northeast Philadelphia.

The criminal police are investigating. Police say none of the victims were injured, and Temple says the dean of students called them Sunday and offered support and resources, including counseling.

Students say they don’t feel safe at night.

“I like studying in the library, and when I come back from the library there’s just a lot happening — like noises, lots of police cars,” Hilmer said.

According to police, there is surveillance video in the neighborhood that could show the armed robbery. They hope it will help identify the suspects.

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