2008 December 7
On Sunday, December 7, at approximately 12:01 a.m., a robbery occurred near campus at the corner of Van Ness Street and Nebraska Avenue, NW.
The following was reported to American University Public Safety on Monday, December 15:
The Victim was walking south on Nebraska Avenue when three (3) individuals jumped on him from behind. The suspects hit the victim and demanded his money. The victim complied and handed the individuals his wallet. The suspects then fled on foot southbound on Nebraska Avenue. There were no reported injuries. There were no weapons involved.
Description of Suspects:
The suspects were described as three (3) males. The victim was unable to provide any further description.
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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The American University Department of Public Safety (AUDPS) notifies the campus community when crimes are reported to AUDPS or the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) which the University believes represent a continuing threat to its students or employees, in a manner consistent with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The University uses its best efforts to provide information that is both accurate and helpful, but community members should recognize that the University is able to relay information only as it is reported to AUDPS from MPD. Community members are encouraged to report external incidents to AUDPS to assist in the effective implementation of this program.