April 1, 2008 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued Tuesday April 1, 2008
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report on April 1, 2008, of a strong armed robbery from an individual (non–student) walking across the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium parking lot going to his home. The victim reported that he was approached by 5 suspects in a vehicle as he was walking in the parking lot across from the Tailgaters Sports Bar in 2700 block of Floyd Street.
The victim advised that on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at approximately 1:40 AM, he was walking across the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium parking lot after leaving the Tailgaters Sports Bar. He was followed by 5 suspects in a vehicle that had also left the Tailgaters Sports Bar. The suspects in the vehicle pulled up next to the victim. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and approached the victim striking him in the chest with an unknown object. The suspect then took the victim’s wallet. At this time a second suspect left the vehicle and struck the victim in his face. The vehicle may have been a ford Escort, year and color unknown. The suspects and vehicle were last seen leaving the area.
The victim described suspect #1 as a white male, early 20s, 120-130 lbs, 5’8”-5’9”, thin build, blonde hair, and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
The victim described suspect #2 as a Hispanic male, early 20s, 5’6”-5’7”, dark hair, and wearing a dark shirt.
The victim could not provide any description information on the remaining suspects.
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.