Press Release: Florida State University
Crime Bulletin – Armed Robbery – Near FSU main campus
On March 19, 2013 at about 9:30pm, an FSU student was robbed just off campus in the area of Pensacola Street and Stadium Drive, specifically on the ramp of the Pensacola Street tunnel on the Pensacola Street side. The student was walking when he was approached by three males. One of the males pointed a handgun at the student while another of the males went through the student’s pockets, taking his belongings. The three males then fled on foot, away from the direction of campus. The student was not injured. FSUPD and the Tallahassee Police Department responded and the case was turned over to TPD.
The victim described the suspects follows:
Suspect 1- Male, black, 14-15 years old, about 5ft 8in tall, average build, hair style had dreadlocks.
Suspect 2 – Male, black, about 6ft 1in tall, approximately 165 pounds, “fade” style haircut, wearing dark clothing and a red shirt. Armed with a handgun.
Suspect 3 – Male, black, about 6ft 1in tall, approximately 164 pounds, “fade” style haircut, no clothing description provided.
The Tallahassee Police Department is the lead agency investigating this case. If you have any information as to this incident or persons involved, please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS, or visit them online at BBCSI.org where you can submit a tip online. Remember with Crime Stoppers, you never have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to $1000.
Crime Prevention Tips:
1. Avoid walking alone at night. Walking with a group of friends reduces the risk of being a victim of crime.
2. If you must walk late at night, stay in well lighted and well traveled areas.
3. Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
4. Do not display money or valuables as you walk. These of course, may be attractive to a potential robber.
5. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not get immersed in texting or talking on the phone.
6. If you see anyone suspicious or someone who alarms you for any reason, contact police.
They can make sure everything is safe or take appropriate action if necessary.
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