LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2014) — In the interest of safety, University of Kentucky Police Department has issued a Crime Bulletin for the UK community. Officials at the University of Kentucky have recently been made aware of a robbery that took place on campus.
The UK Police Department has been informed that the following crime, which has occurred on UK campus, is being investigated by the Lexington Division of Police:
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a robbery was reported to have occurred in the parking lot of the College of Medicine Learning Center at 807 South Limestone Street. The male victim, not a UK student or employee, was sitting at a bench between the parking lot and behind the Speedway Store at 819 South Limestone Street. He was reportedly robbed of personal property and struck in the face and on his body causing physical injury. The victim described the three suspects as a white male, thin build, 6’2” tall with blond hair and a pony tail, a black male, thin build, 6’2” tall, and a black male, medium build, 5’10” tall. The white male suspect was reportedly known to the victim.
University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573 or Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600.
The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police offer the following safety precautions:
- If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
- Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
- Whenever possible, do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
- Whenever possible, look out for your friends when you go out together; walk together and make sure that everyone gets home safely.
- Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).
- Park in well-lit areas when possible.
- Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc).
- Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected.
If you have been a victim of violence, or would like to be a part of UK’s effort to end violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. 859-257-3564.