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UK Crime Bulletin: Robbery Reported

Image of suspect taken from safety camera on campus.
Suspect left the scene in an early 2000s gold Toyota Camry. Photo from a safety camera on campus.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2020) — The following University of Kentucky Crime Bulletin was sent to the UK campus community via email this afternoon.

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the UK community.

The University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD) received the following information in reference to a robbery that took place on UK property. UKPD is currently investigating this case. 

  • At approximately 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, a robbery was reported at the intersection of Conn Terrace and South Limestone. A female was approached by an unknown male individual demanding that she drop her backpack while stating he had a knife and gun; neither weapon was displayed at the time of the robbery. The suspect took possession of the backpack and immediately left the scene while entering into the passenger side of the vehicle shown above. 
  • Suspect is described as a Latino male, mid-20s, approximately 5’6” – 5’8” and weighing 170-180 pounds. The subject was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, dark colored pants and a two-toned colored hooded sweatshirt.
  • Vehicle – early 2000s, gold in color, Toyota Camry. 

The 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 these incidents, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.

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.
  • 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.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group. 
  • If possible, turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc).
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.