Brooks Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave.
The University Police Department was notified of an attempted armed robbery that occurred at approximately 2:00 AM near the intersection of Brooks Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave. The suspect approached several students walking in a group, pointed an unknown type handgun at them them, and then demanded money. The suspect is described as being a black male wearing a white tank top, blue jeans, and a red ski mask. There were no injuries and no items taken. The students ran from the area as the suspect fled on foot heading north away from campus.
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 Police 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.