Three men allegedly robbed a victim of headphones on Thursday night, the East Carolina University Police Department reported.

An ECU alert said the robbery took place about 7:15 p.m. but did not specify where it took place.

According to police, one of the men brandished a handgun. Two of the men are described as heavy set and one was wearing a tan-colored Carhartt-style jacket, police said.

The man who brandished the handgun was described as black and between 5 foot 7 inches and 5 foot 9 inches tall, wearing dark-colored clothing, according to police.

The three men last were seen heading south between Mendenhall and the Student Recreation Center toward Library Drive, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the ECU Police at 328-6787. Information can be provided anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 758-7777 or LiveSafe tips.

The news alert urged ECU students and staff to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious or criminal activity as soon as possible.

Contact Tyler Stocks at or 252-329-9566.  Follow him on Twitter @StocksGDR