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PD: Suspect in assault, robbery at ASU dorm turns himself in

Posted at 1:09 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 19:49:48-05

One of four suspects wanted in connection with an assault and robbery at an Arizona State University dorm has turn himself in to police.

ASU police said Wednesday that Orlando Higginbottom is facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful imprisonment, and burglary. Police are still searching for three suspects.

According to ASU police, they received a call for an armed robbery just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police say Higginbottom and three other men entered the Hassayampa B wing dorm and assaulted a male student with a small baseball bat and robbed him at gunpoint.  

The gun used during the incident was recovered by ASU police at the scene and was determined to be an airsoft pistol, officials confirmed. 

Police describe the men as African American in their early twenties, between 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and all having thin builds.  

The men were reportedly wearing dark clothes, large jackets, dark hoodies, and masks. 

ASU police told ABC15 this was an isolated incident with no threat to the public. Still, it's a concern to several students who live near where the robbery occurred. 

"I feel like that's a lot scarier because I am always out late at night," said one freshman. 

If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call ASU police at 480-965-3456.