November 12, 2008 - HSC Safety Bulletin
Issued November 12, 2008 HSC Safety Bulletin
Special Attention HSC Community
University of Louisville student reported on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, that at 8:45 p.m., while walking on Preston Street just south of Broadway, three unknown males approached him. One suspect grabbed the wallet from victim’s rear pocket and fled. The victim chased the suspect for a short distance, and the suspect dropped the wallet. The victim last saw the suspect running into the Sheppard’s Square housing complex. The other two suspects fled the area in unknown directions. Due to the recovery of the property, the victim declined to make a formal report to Metro Police Department.
The victim described all three suspects as black males in their mid 20s, wearing dark clothing. The victim was unable to provide any other description because the incident happened so fast.
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:
- Use the HSC Shuttle Service.
- 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 vehicles.
- 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.