February 4, 2009 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued Febrary 4, 2009
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department was advised by a University of Louisville student that at approximately 10:50 PM on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 an unknown subject used a handgun to rob him of money. The student advised that he was walking towards Community Park Dorms from University Towers Apartments when the offender came up from behind him and placed a handgun to his back and demanded money. The student advised that the offender took the money and ran north towards Brandis Street.
The victim described the suspect as a black male, late teens to early 20s years old, thin build and 5’10” to 5’11”’ in height. He was wearing a black toboggan cap with the light blue “Echo” brand logo on the hat, blue jeans, a gray hoodie, and white tennis shoes. The offender was armed with a handgun.
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.