Crime Warning – Initial Notice




04:45 pm


Witherspoon Student Center
Cates Avenue


On August 29, 2020 at approximately 4:45 pm, the University Police Department was notified of an attempted larceny from a person which occurred outside of the Witherspoon Student Center. The suspect description provided by the victim is that of a tall, slender black male with a flat top haircut, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans, riding a dark blue bicycle. The suspect was last seen traveling on the bicycle east on Cates Ave. towards Morrill Dr.

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, Campus 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.

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