BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police are searching for a suspect after a robbery and assault was reported near the University at Buffalo’s south campus.
A campus alert sent to those at UB says the incident occurred around 5:30 Thursday night on Lisbon Ave. Police say a student was robbed as well as being stabbed eight times with a knife while trying to fight off her attacker.
Police describe the suspect at a black man with a knife, around 5’4″ wearing camouflage jacket with lime-green stripes.
The student is in fair condition.
This is the fourth incident reported near UB South in the last few weeks. In mid-November, multiple students described a man around 5’6″ with a knife wearing a ski mask tried robbing them on campus in the Parker lot.
Due to these recent incidents, police have deployed a special unit to patrol campus and surrounding areas.
The suspects in all reported incidents remain at large. Anyone with information is asked to call the Buffalo “E” district police.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Buffalo police and University police have increased their presence at the South Campus since the recent robberies, the school says.