Scary stuff. Public Safety just warned the Columbia community that a little after midnight last night, two students were robbed while walking through Morningside Park. The two were approached by five or six males, one of which showed the students his gun. Here’s the full report:

On April 30, 2012 at about 12:18 a.m. two students were robbed as they were walking through Morningside Park. The victims were accosted by a group of five-six males. One of the suspects displayed a handgun. The suspects took property from both victims, and fled in an unknown direction.

One victim described the male with the gun as being in his twenties, dark skinned, and about 5’5” in height. She described the others as being in their twenties and dark skinned.

If you have any information about this crime, or the suspects, notify Det. Padin at the 26Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1351.

Please remember that New York City parks are not generally open to the public at night and alternate routes should be used when the parks are closed.