Police investigate reported assault, robbery near ECU

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A woman told police she was assaulted and robbed near the ECU campus early Wednesday.

According to the Greenville Police Department, the victim reported she was outside the Halfway House on Cotanche Street at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. She said that was when three men approached her.

The victim told investigators the men assaulted her with their fists, causing minor injuries. The men then took the victim's purse and iPhone and left in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim described the three men as each being about 6 feet tall. Two of them have brown hair and the third has blond hair, the victim told police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

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