June 9, 2009 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued June 9 14, 2009
Issued: June 9, 2009
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report of an attempted purse snatch of a University of Louisville student. The victim reported that she was approached by the suspect as she was walking near Third Street and Bloom Street.
The victim advised that on Monday, June 8, 2009 at approximately 5:17 PM, she was approached by the suspect as she was walking away from her parked vehicle. The suspect was riding a bicycle and approached her from behind grabbing her purse. The victim held onto her purse pulling the suspect off the bike. The victim kicked at the suspect causing the suspect to give up the purse and flee from the scene. The suspect was last seen riding west bound on Cardinal Blvd.
The victim described the suspect involved as a black male, late teens to early 20’s years of age, 5’8’-5’10” inches tall, thin build (150-170 lbs), short hair, wearing a blue shirt, and khaki shorts. The suspect was riding a yellow or gold colored 10 speed bicyle.
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.