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UAPD Investigate On-Campus Robbery 09-24-2017

On Sunday September 24, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m. The University of Alabama Police Department investigated a report of an on-campus robbery on Colonial Drive near Bryant Denny Stadium. The suspect approached the victim demanding money, threatening them with a boxcutter. The suspect was described as a male with dark complexion, possibly in his early 40s, wearing a blue shirt and gray pants. The victim was not injured. 

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://police.ua.edu/safer-living-guide-2-2/ 

Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

– Be careful  and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person

– Be mindful of your surroundings

– If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important. 

 

You are receiving this notification as part of the University of Alabama’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. 

UAPD Investigate On-Campus Robbery

Public Safety Advisory

April 28, 2017

UAPD Investigates On-Campus Robbery

 

An on-campus robbery was reported in the courtyard at Riverside-West at approximately 12:50 a.m. Two suspects with a firearm robbed a student, demanding money and other personal property. Nobody was injured.

The robbery was reported at 1:20 a.m. The suspects are described as two African American males, approximately 5’10 to 6’ tall. One wore all black and the other wore a grey hoodie. Both suspects were last seen heading toward Hackberry on foot.

Some safety considerations for students and community members:

Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person

Be mindful of your surroundings

If confronted, give the perpetrators what they ask for. Your safety is not worth jeopardizing

Anyone with additional information is asked to call UAPD at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide.

This information is being sent as part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

 

Law Enforcement and Tuscaloosa Fire Department Investigate Potential Arson 4-18-2017

April 18, 2017

Public Safety Notice

This information is being sent as part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Earlier today UAPD and the Tuscaloosa Fire Department responded to a small fire in one room of Shelby Hall. Nobody was injured, and the fire was quickly extinguished. The cause remains under investigation, but arson is considered a possibility. Currently there is no known motive or suspect information.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call UAPD at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide.

Law Enforcement Responds to Multiple Off-Campus Robberies

**UPDATE**

Feb. 22, 2017

 

The incidents reported as robberies last night occurred in the 800 block of 12th Street, and the 1200 and 1400 blocks of 9th Ave. No injuries were reported, and nothing was actually taken from the victims.

 

All of the victims were students who reported a suspect approaching them near or in their cars and displaying what appeared to be a gun. The suspect(s) left after asking for money or phones. Police cannot confirm whether the incidents were related.

 

UAPD and TPD will continue enhanced patrols in the area. Please be aware of safety precautions. Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is available in the University’s Safer Living Guide available at the UAPD website https://police.ua.edu/.

 

UAPD Advisory

Feb. 21, 2017

 

UAPD and the Tuscaloosa Police Department are investigating several armed robberies reported just south of the UA campus tonight between 10 and 11 p.m. The suspect(s) have displayed a gun and demanded property from individuals in the area.

 

Both UAPD and TPD have dramatically increased presence and patrols in the area. Once accurate details become available, more information will be shared.

 

For your safety, please be of your surroundings. When possible, don’t walk alone at night. Consider registering for Rave Guardian, an app that will immediately alert UAPD if you become concerned about safety while walking.

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://police.ua.edu/safer-living-guide-2-2/

Law Enforcement Responds to Emergency Situation

UA ALERT

Emergency Situation Resolved

UPDATED 10:53 a.m.: Suspect in custody and all hostages appear to be okay. Situation all clear but may take some time for streets to reopen. Please continue to avoid the area.

Earlier: Police are responding to an active hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union at 220 East Paul W. Bryant Drive. Bryant Drive is closed. Please avoid the area.

Police Investigate Sexual Assault 11-14-2016 – *UPDATE*

ADVISORY UPDATE

According to the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit media release, investigators have arrested the individual who reported a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning in the parking lot near 6th Street and Wallace Wade for filing a false police report. Investigators interviewed witnesses and recovered video surveillance of the area which did not support the initial account of the incident. After further investigation, the individual admitted to investigators she falsified her report.

 

UAPD ADVISORY

November 14, 2016

University of Alabama Police Investigate On-Campus Sexual Assault

You are receiving this notification as part of the University of Alabama’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

The University of Alabama Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday November 13 at approximately 2:00 AM in or around the parking area of Solomon’s Lot at 650 Wallace Wade Avenue. The female victim was forced into the suspect’s vehicle, a red Jeep Cherokee, where the assault occurred.

The suspects in the assault are 2 males, one being described as Hispanic, approximately 6’2 with a wiry build.

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://police.ua.edu/safer-living-guide-2-2/

The University of Alabama provides resources for victims through multiple offices including the Women and Gender Resource Center. Information is available at https://wgrc.sa.ua.edu/counseling-and-advocacy/

Police Investigate Campus Robbery 10-02-2016

October 2, 2016

University of Alabama Police Investigate On-Campus Robbery

You are receiving this notification as part of the University of Alabama’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

On Sunday October 02, 2016 at approximately 0115 a.m. The University of Alabama Police Department investigated a robbery in the parking area of Solomon’s Lot at 650 Wallace Wade Avenue. The two victims reported that they were in their vehicle when they were approached by an African American male suspect. The suspect was described as approximately 5’8-5’10 and reportedly wearing a black hoodie with silver lettering and armed with a silver weapon. He demanded the victim’s cash and other property and fled the scene.

Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the criminal what they ask for. Your safety is not worth jeopardizing.

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://police.ua.edu/safer-living-guide-2-2/

Police Investigate Campus Robbery 8-27-2016 **UPDATE**

Advisory Update

**UPDATE**

on 8/31/2016

After further investigation, it was determined that the suspect did not have or display a weapon during the reported theft.

 

UAPD ADVISORY

August 27, 2016

University of Alabama Police Investigate Robbery

You are receiving this notification as part of the University of Alabama’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

On Saturday August 27, 2016 at approximately 0200 a.m. The University of Alabama Police Department investigated a reported robbery in the 1100 block of University Blvd. The victim reported that he was approached by 5-6 African-American males. One of the subjects took a piece of property the victim was holding and another suspect was carrying a weapon in his waistband. The victim fled the scene unharmed.

Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is not worth jeopardizing.

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://police.ua.edu/safer-living-guide-2-2/

TUSCALOOSA POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY – 4-14-2016

UAPD ADVISORY

April 14, 2016

TUSCALOOSA POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY

On Wednesday 4-14-16 at approximately 0238 a.m. the Tuscaloosa Police Department responded to a report of an off campus robbery in the 1200 Block of 10th Ave.  The victim reported that while he was walking home, a maroon vehicle with three occupants approached him and one individual exited the vehicle, struck him, and demanded his property.  The victim threw his backpack and fled the area on foot. The suspect(s) fled the area in an unknown direction and were last seen occupying a maroon car.

Suspect #1

Black Male
Approximately 5’9”
Approximately 160 pounds
Approximate Age Early 20’s
Dark Complexion
Dark Hair with “Short Dreadlocks”
Wearing a Red shirt and Blue Jeans

Suspect #2

Black Male
Approximately 6’0”
Unknown Description / Clothing

Suspect #3

Black Female
Unknown Description / Clothing

 

Anyone who has any information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide, which is available online here.

 

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