December 2, 2009 - Belknap Safety Bulletin
Issued December 2, 2009 Special Attention Belknap Community
Issued: December 2, 2009
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating a robbery of a non University of Louisville Student that occurred on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at approximately 9:00 PM, in the alley behind the Cardinal Village Apartments, 1800 South Second Street. This is across from Manual High School.
The Victim advised that she was in the Cardinal Village Apartment’s parking lot getting items out of her vehicle’s trunk when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect put a gun to her head (black in color) and demanded her purse. The suspect grabbed her purse and took off running north in the alley between Second and Third Street. Once he crossed Bloom St. he turned and headed west from the alley.
The victim described the suspect as a B/M approx. 5'9" 170 pounds thin build wearing a red hoody and dark colored pants, possibly jeans or jogging pants.
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.