Webster University sent an email out Monday, Nov. 30 that a robbery had occurred near campus early Saturday morning. The email said the female victim, later confirmed to be a Webster student, was robbed while parking her car near the Big Bend Apartments, which are owned by the school.
However, Director of Public Relations Patrick Giblin said after an investigation, the student (who cannot be named due to FERPA laws) admitted to police she was actually robbed in North County.
“The reason she originally reported it as being near Webster University is that she apparently was robbed in a neighborhood that her parents had told her to stay away from. She didn’t want her parents to know that she was in a place that she told them she wasn’t going to [be in],” Giblin said.
Reporting by Livie Hall