October 8, 2008 - HSC Safety Bulletin
Special Attention HSC Community
The Louisville Metro Police Department advised the University of Louisville Police Department of an attempted purse-grab robbery that occurred on Monday, October 6, 2008.
A University of Louisville employee reported on October 7, 2008 that on Monday, October 6, 2008, at 5:05 PM, while walking from the Finzer Lot to work, she was approached by the suspect at Preston and Broadway. The suspect came from her side and stopped in front of her. The suspect attempted to grab the victim’s purse. The victim kicked the suspect causing the suspect to run away from the area.
The victim described the suspect as a B/M/late 20s or early 30s, short cut hair, clean shaven, 5’ 7”-5’8” in height, 130-135 pounds, and wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.
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.