OAKLAND, PA - A recent string of robberies in Oakland has University of Pittsburgh students and those who work in the area concerned about their safety.
In a matter of three days, investigators said two robberies took place at the intersection of North Craig and Bayard streets in Oakland.
The first attack occurred Sunday night. Police said they were able to arrest the robbers just hours later.
On Tuesday night, police said two men in a car pulled up to Pitt student Josh Moalemi and took his laptop. Moalemi told officers he fought back and tried to grab the computer. Police said Moalemi was then dragged 100 feet when the driver, Donald Boyd, hit the gas.
Investigators said Moalemi injured his leg as a result and was taken to the hospital.
Investigators said Moalemi used his iPhone to take a photo of Boyd's license plate, which helped police make a quick arrest.
Police said they are still looking for the other man who was in the car with Boyd during the attack.
The recent attacks came as a shock to some students.
“I found it real surprising,” said Pitt student Amanda Jacquart.
Those who go to school and work in the area said they are taking extra precautions to protect themselves from a potential robbery attempt.
“I took all of my credit cards out of my purse. If they get me they aren’t going to have anything because it's just too scary anymore," said Marcy Walls, who works in Oakland.