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May 11, 2009 - Belknap Safety Bulletin

by r0stew03 last modified May 11, 2009 09:49 AM

Issued May 11, 2009 Special Attention Belknap Community

SAFETY BULLETIN

Issued: May 11, 2009

SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY

On Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM, the Louisville Metro Police Department advised the University of Louisville Police Department of a strong armed robbery that occurred on Friday, May 8, 2009.  

On Friday, May 8, 2009, at 12:49 AM, a University of Louisville student reported to Louisville Metro Police that a robbery had occurred. The victim advised that he was attacked at Second and Lee Streets as he was riding his bike from the University to his home. The victim reported that he was knocked off his bicycle, physically beaten, kicked in the head, and robbed of his cell-phone, camera, and bicycle.

The victim was taken to Audubon Hospital for treatment.

The victim described his attackers as 3 B/Ms, 15-20 years of age. The victim could not offer any other identifying factors.

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.

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To report an emergency, dial 852-6111 or 911.

 
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