February 14, 2008 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued February 14, 2008
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report on February 13, 2008, of a strong armed robbery, theft of a back pack by physical force, from a University of Louisville student. The victim reported that he was approached by the 4 suspects as he was walking between the Ekstrom Library and Third Street.
The victim advised that on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 8:30 PM, he was approached by the 4 suspects as he was walking from the Ekstrom Library. The suspects approached the victim on foot. One of the suspects assaulted the victim by punching the victim in the face, while the other suspects grabbed and took his back pack. The suspects were last seen fleeing the campus on foot.
The 4 suspects involved were black males, wearing dark clothing, 5’9” to 6’2 in height, and average build.
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.