April 3, 2008 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued April 3, 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) while he was at Stansbury Park. This is the Metro Park located just south of the fraternity complexes. The victim reported that he was alone at the time of the incident.
The victim advised that on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at approximately 10:56 PM, he was at the swing set in the park when he was approached by the two suspects. The suspects approached him and asked the victim for a cigarette. At that point the suspect pulled out a handgun and made the victim empty his pockets. After taking the victim’s cell phone both suspects fled on foot and left the area.
The victim described suspect #1 as a black male, mid 20s, 5’8”, thin build, close cut hair, and wearing a gray heavy cotton shirt. This suspect displayed the handgun.
The victim described suspect #2 as a black male, 5’9”, medium build, long hair (possibly dreadlocks), and wearing black sweat pants and a dark gray or black hooded sweat shirt.
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.