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Police: WMU student made up robbery story

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Police say a Western Michigan University student who reported being robbed on campus over the weekend made up the story.

The Kalamazoo school's Public Safety Chief Scott Merlo tells the Kalamazoo Gazette the student's injuries weren't consistent with the version of events he gave police and during a follow-up interview Monday he admitted that the robbery didn't happen.

The student originally told police he was walking alone late Saturday near the center of campus when he was robbed.

Western Michigan officials issued an alert following the reported robbery as well as a robbery of a student that occurred early Sunday.