Safety Notice – Initial Notice




04:30 am


Off Campus
Kent Rd. near Western Blvd.



The Raleigh Police Department received a report of an off-campus robbery which occurred at approximately 4:30 am on July 1, 2020 at the intersection of Kent Rd. and Western Blvd. The victim reported being approached by two black male suspects, 5’06”-5’08”, aged 16-18. One suspect had a thin build with short dreads and was wearing blue jeans and no shirt. The suspects demanded the victim’s property, threatened to use a knife to harm the victim, then assaulted the victim using their hands but did not use a weapon. The suspects were last seen fleeing on foot toward Kent Rd.

The campus community is always encouraged to take the following steps to keep themselves safe:

– Assailants are more likely to target individuals walking alone, on darkened or unlit paths, or who are distracted by headphones or activities such as texting.

– Walk in groups whenever possible, especially at night.

– Safety Escort Services and public transportation are available as alternatives to walking. Individuals can contact Safety Escort Services at 919-515-3000.

– If you feel unsafe in any situation, trust your instinct and contact University Police immediately to report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or 919-515-3000.

In compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence. Please share the information contained in this crime warning with other people on campus who may not have seen it.

Type of Crime:

Armed Robbery