2008 August 20
On Wednesday, August 20, at approximately 1:26 a.m., an armed robbery occurred near campus in the 4100 block of Warren Street, N.W. The victims in this case were AU students.
The following was reported to the Department of Public Safety and the Metropolitan Police Department:
A group of three (3) American University students was approached by five (5) males who emerged from nearby bushes on the corner of Nebraska Ave and Warren Street, N.W. One of the robbers brandished a firearm and demanded that the victims relinquish their wallets and cell phones. The individuals complied. There were no injuries.
Description of Suspect:
The first suspect was an African American male, medium complexion, with short dreadlocks. He appeared to be between 17 and 21 years old. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and possessed a black handgun.
A second suspect was identified as an African American male between 17 and 21 years old with a dark complexion. He wore a red t-shirt.
The other three suspects were identified as African American males.
If you have information relating to this incident, or witness suspicious activity, please contact Public Safety at 202-885-3636 or 911 for the Metropolitan Police Department.
- Walk in groups whenever possible and look out for each other.
- Avoid isolated and dark areas.
- Carry your cell phone and keep it accessible.
- If you are approached, take note of the person's appearance, clothing, and anything unusual that will help identify the individual.
- Be aware of the emergency telephones (yellow boxes on pillars, blue lights phone towers and red telephones) located on campus, in building lobbies, elevators, and in parking lots.
- Report anything or anyone suspicious to Public Safety
- Program Public Safety into your cell phone for emergencies 202-885-3636
- Utilize the Public Safety Escort Service while walking on campus at night. To arrange for an escort, call 202-885-2527 or use a blue light or red emergency phone.
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