UNC Charlotte Police Advisory: Robberies Near Campus
When the UNC Charlotte Police Department verifies that a serious incident has occurred and could impact the University Community, we issue an advisory to increase everyone’s awareness and safety.
Mon., 01/28/08, approx. 8:30 pm, Alexander Glen Dr. – As a student was walking along the road, a man, armed with a handgun, attempted to rob him of his wallet. The suspect left the area without obtaining any money/property from the suspect. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police responded and are investigating. The suspect was described as male; black; approx. 18 yrs old; approx. 5’8” and a small thin build; wore dark sweat pants and a dark hooded jacket; armed with handgun.
Wed., 01/30/08, approx. Midnight, Bonita Ln. – As a student was exiting his vehicle at his off-campus residence, a man, armed with a handgun, attempted to rob him of his wallet. The victim had a small amount of money on him at the time which the suspect took. The suspect then forced the victim back into his vehicle and forced him to drive to various ATM’s in an attempt to obtain additional money. The suspect exited the vehicle and let the victim go. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police responded and are investigating. The suspect was described as male; black; approx. 22 yrs old; approx. 5’10” and a small thin build; wore dark sweat pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt; armed with handgun.
For your safety:
Walk/jog/bike in groups of three or more in well-lighted and well-traveled areas … Avoid using headphones or cell phones, which are popular robbery items … Avoid wearing flashy or expensive jewelry. Wait until you are inside a safe place/event to put it on … If alone, call UNC Charlotte Police Department’s free safety escort service at 7-2200 … On campus after dark, use one of 200+ „blue light“ emergency phones to request an escort or report suspicious activities. … Keep doors and windows closed and locked at all times. Do not open the door to strangers. … Immediately report suspicious persons to the police as well as to on-duty security officers and landlords.