N.C. State University police are searching for a man who robbed and stabbed a female student in a campus parking lot Friday afternoon.
The woman, whose name was not made public, was not seriously injured, according to Maj. David R. Kelly, a spokesman with the N.C. State University Police Department.
The robbery and attack happened about 4 p.m. in the Varsity parking lot on Varsity Drive, Kelly said.
The student was standing near her vehicle when she was approached by a man who robbed her of her bookbag and then stabbed her in her right lower torso with a small knife. Kelly described the student’s injury as non-life threatening.
The police spokesman said a student medical services center is across the street from the parking lot, less than 50 yards away, and the student walked to the facility for medical care.
Police described the student’s assailant as a black man in his 20s who was last seen wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans. Kelly said the man stands about 5 feet nine inches to five feet 10 inches tall.
Kelly was unable to describe the suspect’s hair, skin complexion or build. He fled on foot with the woman’s black and gray bookbag through the parking lot toward Gorman Street, Kelly said.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery and assault to call the N.C. State University Police Department at 919-515-3000.