Kidnapping, aggravated robbery on TTU campus

Published: Nov. 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM CST
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At approximately 3:28 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 the Texas Tech Police Department received a report of a Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery.

A male student reported being approached on-campus in the 2500 block of Main Street by two males who displayed a firearm and forced him into his own vehicle.

The suspects reportedly took the victim's cell phone and forced him to drive around for approximately 1.5 hours and withdraw money from his bank account at ATM machines and look for another vehicle to steal.

The suspects then returned to the campus with the victim and forced him to take them into Sneed Hall with the intent of robbing another student.

The victim alerted the second potential victim and after a brief struggle the suspects fled the building.

At the time of the report, the suspects are believed to have left the campus.


Both suspects are described as being young, possibly juveniles.

Suspect # 1 is described as being a tall black male, last seen wearing a grey sweat shirt and blue jeans.

Suspect # 2 is described as being a shorter black male, approximately 5'6" tall, last seen wearing a red sweatshirt with an "Air Jordan" logo and bright pink shoes.


The Texas Tech Police Department and the Lubbock Police Department continue to investigate.

Persons who may have witnessed activity related to this incident are encouraged to contact the Texas Tech Police Department at 806-742-3931, the Lubbock Police Department at 806-775-2865, or Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

The Texas Tech Police Department cannot currently confirm there is any continuing threat to the campus community.

However, campus residents are encouraged to remain vigilant of their surroundings and to immediately report suspicious activity by utilizing emergency blue phones, calling 9-911 from campus landlines, 911 from cellular phones, or for non-emergencies by calling 806-742-3931 or 806-743-2000.