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UK Police Issue Crime Bulletin for Robbery

photo of white SUV
Security camera photo of stolen SUV.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2020) — University of Kentucky Police issued a Crime Bulletin Wednesday, July 15.  See below.

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 from Lexington Police Department in reference to a robbery that took place on UK property. Lexington Police and UKPD are currently investigating this case. 

  • At approximately noon Monday, July 13, 2020, a robbery was reported in the parking lot of 125 E. Maxwell. A male was approached by two unknown individuals who entered the complainant’s vehicle through the back driver's side and passenger side doors. One individual brandished a black handgun and told the victim to drive. The victim stated he drove to an apartment complex off Eastland Parkway and was told to exit the vehicle.   
  • Two male suspects are described as in their 20s, both wearing jeans and T-shirts.
  • The vehicle is a white 2012 Ford Escape with a KY registration plate - 089ZMX.  

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.

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
  • Report any suspicious activities in or around your building to UKPD
  • Lock all windows and doors while away
  • Make sure that all lights, door locks, and window locks are in proper working order
  • Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, including photographs, serial numbers, makes, and models, etc.
  • Make sure that all doors are locked while inside your vehicle