April 2, 2008- Belknap Crime Alert
Issued April 2, 2008
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report on April 2, 2008, of an armed robbery from an individual (U of L Student) walking to his vehicle behind Kurz Hall. The victim reported that the incident occurred on 03-27-08 however he attempted to report it on-line on 03-28-08 to the Louisville Metro Police Department. After reviewing the incident the victim was redirected to the University Police by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The victim advised that on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at approximately 11:35 PM, he was walking across the parking lot behind Kurz Hall when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect stopped him and asked the victim for the time of day. At that point the suspect pulled a knife and made the victim empty his pockets. After taking the victim’s money the suspect fled on foot and left the area.
The victim described the suspect as a black male, late 20s, 190-200 lbs, 5’10, and wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.
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.