Teens rob Stetson University students at gunpoint, police say

Search fails to find assailants


DeLAND, Fla. – Two Stetson University students were robbed at gunpoint Friday by two teenagers, DeLand police said.

The robbery occurred around 1:30 p.m. at Painters Park in DeLand.

According to police, the victims said two teens, about 14 and 15 years old, entered the park, and one of the teens pointed a gun at them.

The teens demanded the victims' wallets and backpacks and took off with an empty drawstring backpack that has a Detroit Pistons logo on it, police said. Nothing else was stolen.

A search failed to find the teens.

The teens were described by police as having scruffy dirty blond hair.  The were wearing hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information about the teens is asked to call DeLand police.

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