March 12, 2008 - HSC Crime Alert
Issued March 13, 2008
Special Attention HSC Campus
Issued March 13, 2008
The University of Louisville Police Department received a report on March 12, 2008, of a strong armed robbery, theft of a cell phone by physical force, from a University of Louisville visitor. The victim reported that he was approached by the suspect as he was standing in the 500 block of Preston Street outside of the Dental School Building.
The victim advised that on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at approximately 9:48 AM, he was approached by the suspect as he was talking on his cell phone outside of the Dental School. The suspect slapped the victim in his face and grabbed the cell phone. The suspect attempted to run off with the cell phone, but fell down. The victim grabbed his cell phone and the suspect fled on foot running east on Abraham Flexner Way.
The victim described the suspect involved as a black male, mid 20’s, approximately 140 lbs, wearing a blue jacket, blue toboggan, with white or light colored pants.
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.