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Police investigate armed robbery near CSUS

California State University, Sacramento, police advised students to avoid the area of La Riviera and College Town drives following an armed robbery late Wednesday afternoon.

Officer Traci Trapani, spokeswoman for the Sacramento Police Department, said officers responded to the 7700 block of College Town Drive, east of the CSUS campus, about 4:30 p.m. She said a man reported that he was approached by three individuals armed with a handgun, who stole his backpack, then left the area on foot.

All three robbers were reported wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and dark pants.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy