Man arrested for armed robbery near U of M campus

Man arrested for burglary near U of M

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is now in custody for an armed robbery near the University of Memphis.

Thursday around 9:30 p.m., Memphis police said four suspects wearing black masks knocked on an apartment door at Gather on Southern, right across the railroad tracks from the U of M campus.

The victims said the suspects forced their way into the apartment, pointing guns at the victims, and making three victims kneel on the floor while two of the suspects stole their belongings.

One of those suspects was Lawan Razany.

According to an affidavit, one of the victims said he got into a fight with Razany at a house party 3 months ago.

The victims reported that when the suspects were leaving the three other suspects yelled, “Lawan hurry up!”

Students around the University of Memphis campus were on alert after the armed robbers made their way inside the popular apartment complex.

U of M students alerted after armed robbery at nearby apartment

The big question is how the suspects got inside the gated complex.

"It's kind of shocking the gates and everything being closed,” said student China Fullilove. “You can't get in."

Derrick Adams lives in the apartments and said he was concerned. He also received an alert from campus police about the crime.

“They’re pretty helpful,” Adams said. “They let me know what’s going on as soon as it happens. I like it.”

It is not clear how the suspects got into the complex. Students said the front door to the complex is locked, and you can’t get in unless you punch in numbers on the keypad for someone to let you in.

Students who live there have a key. The back part of the complex is gated, and students need a key to get in. The gate locks when it closes.

Tedrick Brunson, Jr. said he does go out in the early evening alone.

“When it gets late out, you just don’t need to go anywhere by yourself,” Brunson said.

No one was injured in the robbery.

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