Domestic dispute results in robbery on campus
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 17:09
A domestic dispute resulted in a strong armed robbery on campus Monday morning, Duquesne police said.
At 6:21 a.m., Frank Liang snatched a cell phone out of his ex-girlfriend’s hand following an argument between the two. No weapons were used.
The victim, a former-Duquesne student, was waiting for her friends in her car outside the Student Union after dropping her mother off at work off campus, according to Public Safety Director Tom Hart.
Liang followed the victim on to campus and approached the car, starting the argument. Liang then stole the phone when he noticed the victim was prepared to call the police, Hart said.
The victim used the emergency blue phone outside of Gumberg Library to report the theft, Hart said.
Liang, a 5-foot-8 Asian male with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a gray/blue hoodie and blue jeans, has never previously been arrested and has just one traffic ticket on his record, but he had been reported for an altercation between the victim and him last semester, Hart said.
“We take domestic type crimes very seriously because we know how damaging they can become,” Hart said. “I’ve seen this first-hand when I was at Penn State and these can have bad outcomes.”
Liang turned himself in to Duquesne police later Monday, according to a campus alert sent out at about 5:50 p.m. Monday.