October 10, 2008 - HSC Safety Bulletin
Special Attention HSC Community
The Louisville Metro Police Department advised the University of Louisville Police Department of an attempted backpack-grab (strong armed robbery) that occurred on Thursday, October 9, 2008.
Two University of Louisville students reported on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 9:00 PM, while in the Long John Silver’s Restaurant at Preston and Broadway they were approached by the two suspects. The suspects grabbed a lunch bag and then attempted to grab a backpack. The suspects fled south of the area.
The victims described suspect #1 as a B/M/high school age, 5’ 7” in height, medium build, and wearing a white baggy T-shirt and blue jean shorts. This suspect also had a pierced ear with a diamond-like stone earring.
The victims described suspect #2 as a B/M/high school age, 5’ 7” in height, medium build, and also wearing a white baggy T-shirt and blue jean shorts.
If you have any information on this case please contact the Louisville Metro Police Department at 574-7111 or the University Police at 852-6111.
The following are suggestions, which may help prevent you from becoming the victim of a robbery:
- Walk with a group of people, and if walking to a parking lot, do not the leave the area until everyone is safely in their vehicle.
- Remain alert and watchful for suspicious activity.
- Be alert for anything suspicious, especially two or more people just hanging around.
- If you sense something wrong, leave the area immediately.
The following are suggestions of things to do and not do during an actual robbery, and what to do after a robbery occurs:
- Observe what the suspect looks like and develop a mental picture so that an accurate description can be given to the police.
- Don't chase or follow the suspect.
- Protect the crime scene. Leave everything as it is. Don't try to clean up or touch any possible evidence.
- Write down a description of the suspect including sex, race, height, weight, build, eye and hair color, scars or tattoos, jewelry, approximate age, and clothing. If possible, note in which direction the suspect fled. Remember do not chase the suspect.
Report any suspicious activity to the University Police at 852-6111.
Call the Department of Public Safety for escort services at 852-6111.