August 2, 2011 - Crime Notification
August 2, 2011 - Special Attention HSC Community
Issued: August 2, 2011
SPECIAL ATTENTION HSC COMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report of an armed robbery in the Chestnut Street Garage. The victim was a visitor at the University Hospital and had walked to the Chestnut Street Garage. The Victim advised that she was approached by the suspect and robbed after she entered the garage. After the incident the victim went back to University Hospital to report the offense. Louisville Metro Police were originally called and advised the University of Louisville Police Department.
The victim described the suspect involved as a black male, 20’s to early 30’s, 5’ 5” tall with a thin build. He was wearing an oversized white T-shirt with black or denim shorts and black tennis shoes. He was armed with a knife.
If you have any information on this case please contact 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 an assault 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.