UAPD Responds to On-Campus Attempted Robbery

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to an attempted robbery report on the evening of October 11th at approximately 11:45PM. The incident occurred near the intersection of Hackberry Lane in front of the Gordon Palmer Building. The victim was approached by the suspect and tackled while the suspect attempted to steal property from them. No items were ultimately stolen and the suspect fled on foot heading south on Hackberry Lane.

The appearance of the suspect was reported to be:

Suspect 1

Race: Hispanic

Sex: Male

Height: 6’0

Weight: 180

Hair:  No description provided

Clothing: black shirt with black pants

Additional info:  mustache

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

It is never the fault of a victim when a crime occurs. 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

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