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November 3, 2008 - Belknap Crime Alert

by r0stew03 last modified Jan 21, 2009 10:24 AM

Issued November 3, 2008

  SAFETY BULLETIN
Off-Campus Incident

SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY

The Louisville Metro Police Department advised the University of Louisville Police Department of an armed robbery of a non-U of L student that occurred on Sunday, November 2, 2008.  

The victim advised that on Sunday, November 2, 2008, at 2:00 AM, while walking in the alley off of Bloom Street, between Third Street and Fourth Streets, he was approached by the two suspects. The suspects placed a handgun to the victim’s head and forced him to walk to a near by empty lot. The suspects then robbed the victim of his wallet and cell phone. After being robbed the victim was forced to run from the area. The victim ran to Bettie Johnson Hall and called for police assistance.

The victim described suspect #1 as 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” in height, small to medium build, and wearing a black hat, black hoodie, and a black bandana. This suspect was armed with a black handgun.

The victim described suspect #2 as wearing a black hoodie.

The victim could provide no other description, information, or race of the suspects at this time.

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 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 a robbery 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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