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July 20, 2009 - Belknap Crime Alert

by r0stew03 last modified Jul 20, 2009 09:22 AM

Issued July 20, 2009

Crime Notification


The University of Louisville Police Department is investigating a reported purse-snatch from a University Of Louisville employee. The incident occurred in the 2200 Blk. of Third Street at the cross-walk.

The victim advised that on Monday, July 20, 2009 at approximately 5:19 AM, she was preparing to cross the street when a dark colored Chevy S-10 Pick-Up truck pulled up and asked for directions. The passenger of the vehicle got out of the truck and grabbed her purse. The suspect then jumped back into the truck and the truck drove away, south bound on Third Street.

The victim described the suspects involved as follows:

The first suspect (the driver) was a W/M, age unknown. The victim could not provide any other description at this time.

The second suspect (the passenger) was a W/M/age unknown, 5’ 10’’, weighing approx. 170 lbs.  He was wearing a dark baseball hat, a dark T-shirt, and blue jeans.

No weapons were used.

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.

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To report an emergency, dial 852-6111 or 911.

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