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by JLBRAT02 last modified Jan 06, 2014 10:53 AM


Issued: January 6, 2014
Special Attention Belknap Campus
The University of Louisville Police Department has been advised that LMPD is investigating a robbery of a U of L student that occurred on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at approximately 4:02 PM. The victim advised that he had arranged to meet a seller(s) to purchase a cell phone from a Craig’s List add.  The victim met with three people at Fourth and Brandeis to complete the transaction. The victim was pulled into a van where the sellers/suspects kept the phone for sale and forcefully took the victim’s personal cell phone and cash. The victim fled the van and the suspects fled the scene.
The victim described the suspects as;
Suspect #1 was a black male, 5’9”-5’10”, 17-20 years old, and weighing approximately 180 pounds.
Suspect #2 was a black male, 5’9”-5’10”, 17-20 years old, and weighing approximately 180 pounds.
Suspect #3 was a black male, 5’9”-5’10”, 20-25 years old, weighing approximately 200 pounds, and had facial hair.
The van was described as an older white van with a Kentucky Temporary Tag, 824244.
If you have any information on this case please contact the University of Louisville 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.
Use caution when arranging meeting/purchases from unknown people.
Do not attempt to purchase items stolen from you. Please contact and coordinate with the police.
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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