June 2, 2009 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued June 2, 2009
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report of a robbery of a non-University of Louisville student. The victim reported that he was approached by the suspect as he was sitting at a table on the outside of the Ekstrom Library, Third Street side.
The victim advised that on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at approximately 12:02 AM, he was approached by the suspect as he was sitting outside of the Ekstrom Library. The suspect approached the victim from behind and demanded the victim’s laptop. The victim advised that at first he thought it was a joke because the suspect displayed a toy cap gun. The suspect then fired the cap gun and grabbed the laptop running south from the library.
The victim described the suspect involved as a black male, 17 to 23 years of age, 5’9’-5’10” inches tall, slender build (150-170 lbs), short hair, wearing a dark shirt, black shorts with yellow stripes down each side, and wearing a blue head band.
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.