EKU issues crime alert after armed robbery on campus

A crime alert has been declared Sunday evening after an armed robbery near an Eastern Kentucky University dorm.

Authorities tell WKYT it happened just before 11 p.m. when two armed men robbed some students near Clay Hall. Both men were wearing all black clothing and white face masks. We're told they left the area, traveling north.

The EKU Police Department is currently investigating this incident.

Eastern Kentucky University has released these safety instructions:

Immediately report suspicious persons loitering around University facilities.

If you become the victim of a crime, do not try to physically detain or apprehend the criminal. Report the incident immediately to the EKU Police Department at 911 or (859) 622-1111.

On or off campus, walk/jog/bike in groups of three or more in well-lit and well-traveled areas. After dark on campus, call the campus shuttle or for a walking escort.

Scan the area before you exit or approach your vehicle/building and while you proceed between sites.

Have your key ready in hand to quickly access the door of your vehicle/building.

If strangers approach, maintain a distance and be observant. If they are in a vehicle, get the license plate number, if possible.