2 Fordham Students Robbed in Separate Muggings

Two Fordham University students were robbed near the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx on Monday, authorities said.

The first victim, a female student, was grabbed by two muggers on East 191 Street near Hughes Avenue at about 7:50 p.m.

The suspects grabbed her around the neck and stuck an object into her side, authorities said. They then took her phone and fled.

About five minutes later, a male student was walking around the corner on Hughes Avenue when he was confronted by two men.

The suspects flashed a knife, grabbed the student’s wallet and iPhone and fled, authorities said.

Neither of the students was injured in the robberies, according to a release from Fordham’s Public Safety supervisors.

The school sent an alert to students, faculty and other university community members, but it didn't comment further on the robberies.

Students told NBC 4 New York they were taking precautions. Anita Kalonaros walks along the street where fellow students were robbed.

"My roommate and I try not to walk alone," she said. "If we walk alone, we call one another."

No arrests were immediately reported.

Anyone with information on the robberies should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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