January 23, 2008 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued: January 23, 2008
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report of a Kidnapping and Robbery of a University of Louisville student. The victim advised that on January 20, 2008 at 5:40 PM he was stopped in the 100 block of Cardinal Boulevard by two suspects. One suspect displayed a handgun. The victim was taken at gunpoint and forced to go to his van in the parking lot of Kurz Hall, where he was robbed of his cash. The suspect then forced the victim to drive his van to an ATM where the victim was forced to withdraw money. Victim was then forced to drive the suspect to the alley behind the Cardinal Village Apartments where the suspect drove away in an older model brown Plymouth Barracuda.
University Police and the victim have identified one of the suspects. The University Police have sworn out a criminal complaint on the suspect concerning the above offenses.
The other suspect is unknown at this time and described as a black male, slender build, and wearing a black down filled jacket and blue jeans. This suspect may go by the name of “Vaughn”.
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.