Caught in the act

UNC Charlotte Police Advisory

UPDATE on Non-Campus Robberies


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. In an effort to issue an advisory off campus crimes, information was distributed Thursday, January 31, 2008 and Monday, February 4, 2008. Since then an additional off campus offense occurred that resulted in two arrests by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Monday, 02/05/08, approximately 1030 pm, Caroway Street off Pavilion Blvd.-Two male individuals, one who is a UNC Charlotte student, were approached and robbed with a firearm by two male suspects. No injuries were reported. The suspects were subsequently arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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.

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