May 27, 2008 - Belknap Safety Bulletin
Issued: May 27, 2008
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The Louisville Metro Police Department reports an off-campus robbery of three University of Louisville students on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 5:15 AM. The students live off-campus. The robbery occurred at Second Street and Bloom Street.
The victims advised that they were approached by two suspects at the above location. One suspect pulled out a hand gun and placed it against one of the victims, while the other suspect removed items from the victims’ pockets.
The victims have described the suspects as;
Suspect #1 is a black male, 20’s to early 30’s, 5’ 10”, 155-165, lbs with 5-6 days growth of facial hair. The suspect was wearing a white head cover with a white T-shirt and dark pants. This suspect was armed with a handgun.
Suspect #2 is a black male, mid 20’s, possible buzz cut, 6’ 0”, 160-170 lbs. The suspect was wearing a light blue baggy shirt.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is handling the investigations. If you have any information on this case please contact the Louisville Metro Police Department Fourth Division Detectives at 574-2300 or 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 a robbery 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.