August 12, 2009 - Crime Notification
Issued: August 12, 2009
Issued: August 12, 2009
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAPCOMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department is investigating a reported robbery of four individuals in the Community Park Courtyard.
The victims advised that on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at approximately 10:52 PM, they were approached by 2 suspects as they were sitting at a picnic table in the Community Park Courtyard. The victims advised that two suspects had guns and robbed them of their personal items. The suspects fled south toward the bus stop on Fourth Street where a late 90’s Ford F-150 Pick-Up Truck, burgundy over silver, picked them up and fled south on Fourth Street.
One of the victims, a University of Louisville student gave chase until one of the suspects shot at him. The victim ended the chase at that time. The victim was not injured.
The victims described the suspects involved as follows:
The first suspect was a B/M/20-22, 6’2”-6’3”, medium build, wearing red basketball shorts, and a black or red baseball cap. He was armed with a silver or gray handgun.
The second suspect was a B/M/20-22, 5’11”, stocky build, wearing unknown athletic apparel. He was armed with a dark colored handgun.
The third suspect driving the truck was not identified.
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.