February 18, 2008 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued February 18, 2008
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report on February 15, 2008 of a theft of a purse and a theft of a laptop computer from two University of Louisville students. The offenses occurred in the Baptist Student Union Center Building at 10:00 PM.
The victims and witnesses reported that the 4 suspects entered the Baptist Student Union Center Building while the building was open for game night. The suspects lingered in the building for a while then grabbed a laptop computer and purse from a table and fled the building. Witnesses gave chase and managed to wrestle the purse from one of the suspects. The suspects were last seen fleeing the campus on foot.
The #1 and #2 suspects involved were described by the witnesses as black males, 16 to 22 years old, 5’4” to 5’10” in height, wearing dark clothing, dark tennis shoes, short cropped hair, no facial hair, and thin to medium build.
The #3 suspect is described by witnesses as a black male, 16 to 22 years old, 5’4” to 5’10” in height, wearing a tan “Carhart” style hooded work jacket, dark tennis shoes, short cropped hair, no facial hair, and thin to medium build.
The #4 suspect is described by witnesses as a black male, 16 to 22 years old, 5’11” to 6’2” in height, wearing a blue “South Pole” style hooded down jacket, dark pants, dark tennis shoes, short cropped hair, no facial hair, and a thin build.
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 Theft:
- 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, call the University Police at 852-6111.
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(s) 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(s).
- 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.
Report any suspicious activity to the University Police at 852-6111.
Call the Department of Public Safety for escort services at 852-6111.