April 14, 2008 - Belknap Crime Information
Issued: April 14, 2008
The University of Louisville Police Department issued the following information to the residence halls on Saturday, April 12, 2008. This is a follow-up to the remaining students, faculty, and staff returning to the campus on Monday, April 14, 2008.
A University of Louisville student reported that while she was sitting in her car in the parking lot between Center Hall and Stansbury Park, she was approached by approximately 10 subjects. The suspects came from the shelter in Stansbury Park. The subjects attempted to surround her vehicle. The suspects told her to drop everything and attempted to open her locked car door, but fled on foot when she started using her cell phone.
The victim described the suspects as white and black males, 16 to 20 years old. Some were wearing blue bandanas and some were wearing red bandanas. At least two of the suspects displayed knives.
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 University Police for escort services at 852-6111.