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posted: 12/13/2012 10:28 AM

2 suspects in custody in SIU dorm robbery

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Associated Press

CARBONDALE -- Authorities in Carbondale say they have two suspects in custody in connection with an armed robbery at a Southern Illinois University residence hall.

WSIU Radio reports that SIU Police issued a campus safety alert after two men with guns pushed residents back into a room on the 17th floor of Neely Hall on Wednesday. Investigators say the men were wearing ski masks. They took cash and a cellphone before escaping down the stairs.

Students were urged to lock their doors after the incident, but police stressed the campus wasn't on lockdown.

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