Belmont student robbed, shot at not far from campus

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 19:23:55-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Belmont University sent an alert to students over the weekend after a robbery and attempted robbery near campus.

The first incident happened on Eastwood Avenue, not far from 12th Avenue South when a student said a dark-colored sedan with its lights off approached him. A suspect got out and demanded his money at gunpoint.

The student said he gave the robber his debit card and as the car was pulling away, the suspect fired three shots at him. He wasn’t hurt.

At 12:45 a.m. Saturday, another student reported a similar incident at 15th Avenue South and Delmar Avenue. The suspects in this case pulled up in a dark-colored sedan with its lights off. They stopped in front of two 18 and 19-year-old men who were walking down 15th Avenue South.

Two suspects got out of the car and tried to rob the students, taking the keys of one victim. According to the police report, one of the victim's grabbed the gun of the suspect and turned it around on them. He then dropped the gun, which he told police felt like plastic, and the suspects took off, dropping the keys.

Belmont asked students to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to campus police.