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Man assaults, robs pair across from campus

A man attacked a pair – punching a man and stealing a woman’s purse during a robbery near campus Thursday night, university police said.

The robbery occurred as the two were walking inside an apartment complex on the 4000 block of North Backer Avenue, just east of Shaw and Maple avenues, around 9:15 p.m., university police said. The suspect ran southeast through the complex.

The suspect was described as a 6-feet, 150 pound, African-American, wearing a black hoodie, university police said.

If you have any information on this robbery, call the Fresno State Police Department at (559) 278-8400.