Authorities from College Station and Texas A&M University are investigating two incidents near the Texas A&M campus on Friday that may be connected.

University police issued a press release stating that authorities responded to the report of an aggravated robbery on Hensel Drive around 11 a.m. The victim said he was sitting in his vehicle near a construction site when a white car with two occupants the victim did not know approached. The front-seat passenger — a 5’11” light-skinned man with a curly, dark ponytail and dressed in black — got out and asked the victim for directions to the Northpoint Crossing apartments. During the conversation, police said, the man withdrew a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The man was hit with the handgun above his eye but did not require hospitalization. The two men then left the area, heading southbound on Texas Avenue.

According to College Station police, officers responded to Northpoint Crossing apartments at the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive. Witnesses told police someone knocked on an apartment door and asked for someone by name. When the apartment’s occupant said the person was not home, the man pushed his way inside to search for the person. He then left.

Authorities believe the two incidents may be connected. Anyone with information can call UPD at 979-845-2345 or College Station police at 979-764-3600.

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