DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Two bystanders took action when a local college student was robbed on a Dayton street corner Friday morning.
A University of Dayton student told police the suspect snatched her cell phone at the alley entrance on Rubicon Street between Fairgrounds Avenue and Jasper Street just before 9:00.
The bystanders saw what happened and grabbed the suspect, Mikeial Smedley, and held him down until University of Dayton police officers arrived and took the 19-year-old into custody.
"All we tried to do was get him to the ground and hold him from there," said one of the men who didn't want to be identified. "Just right place, right time I guess."
No weapons were involved, but the woman was punched in the face during the struggle and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital to be treated.
With this the sixth robbery on or near campus this school year, 2 NEWS took a closer at safety on UD's campus.
University officials say the number of robberies is not unusually high. They put out an alert to students with tips about staying safe like locking doors, walking in groups and paying attention to surroundings.
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