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August 24, 2011 - Safety Bulletin Off-Campus Incident

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Issued: August 24, 2011

SAFETY BULLETIN
OFF-Campus Incident

Issued: August 24, 2011

SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY

The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating a home invasion, robbery of two University of Louisville Students that occurred on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at approximately 11:05 PM, in the 1700 block of Second Street.  

The victims advised that they answered a knock at the door when the suspects forced their way inside. Once inside the victim’s faces were covered and robbed at gun point.

The description of the suspects was limited. Both suspects were described by the victims as B/Ms in the early 20’s and short in height.

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 crime:

• Keep the doors and windows of your residence locked.
• Do not open your residence door until you feel safe. Use a peep hole or talk through the door.
• 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 crime, and what to do after a crime 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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