Armed Robbery on FSU Main Campus


Tallahassee, FL -- October 23, 2011

On October 22, 2011 at about 10:50pm, an armed robbery occurred on Academic Way near the Business Building on the north end of campus. A male and a female where walking together when they were approached by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded the victim's belongings and fled south from the area. Police did an immediate search of the area, but the suspects had already fled.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1 - Black male approximately 25-30 years of age. Height 5'11', 180 lbs, Dark colored jacket.
Suspect 2 - Black male approximately 25-30 years of age. Height 6'00, 200 lbs, Dark colored jacket, wearing a white/blue and black beanie cap. Facial hair beard or goatee. Armed with a small handgun.

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating this case and requests that anyone who may have information concerning this offense or the suspects, to please call the FSUPD at 850-644-1234. Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS. Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you do not have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to 1000 dollars.

Crime Prevention Tips

1. Avoid walking alone at night. Walking in a group may reduce the risk of becoming the victim of a crime.
2. When out and about, stay in well lighted and populated areas. Criminals often seek isolated people to victimize.
3. Report suspicious persons or behavior immediately to police.
4. If you are confronted by a robber, do not resist to protect possessions. Items can be replaced.
5. If you are the victim of a crime, call police as soon as safely possible.

This information is brought to you as a public service of the FSU Police Department, and is intended to provide you with information to assist you in making sound decisions concerning your safety.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    The problem is French Town, the homeless shelter, and low income businesses along the Tennessee strip. The area attracts unsavory people. The city needs to clean up the Tennessee strip and French Town or FSU needs to build a wall around the entire campus, only allowing entry at a few points. It's sad how bad it is around FSU.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:46 PM
    One more instance that supports the need for CCW holders to carry on campus.
  • by JBar Location: Tallahassee on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    Nice logic. Cars intimidate, make loud noises, and kill people... they should be banned... Spoons make people overweight... Pencils/keyboards misspell words...
  • by John Location: Tally on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    Safety Tip #1 Arm yourself!!!! It only takes me a split second to unholster my firearm. The only reason it takes me that long, is because I csn't open carry.
  • by Sean on Oct 24, 2011 at 12:37 PM
    TJ, you clearly have had no training in self-defense. Please limit yourself to topics that you can speak intelligently about.
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      by TJ on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:11 AM in reply to Sean
      And clearly you know nothing about me. Thanks for squashing my rights to express an opinion. I've only stated that even if you have a carry permit, which I'm not against, if the gun is already pointed at you your weapon is no longer any good to you. If you know of other methods to disarm someone through "self-defense" then that is clearly more useful.
  • by Gun Hater on Oct 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    Guns kill, intimidate and make load noises. They should be banned, and those that use them jailed.
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      by Rich7553 on Oct 24, 2011 at 08:55 PM in reply to Gun Hater
      Your name says it all. Gun haters are devoid of logic and rational thought. They simply spew emotionalism, hysterics, hyperbole, rhetoric, and insult.
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      by Bull on Nov 30, 2011 at 08:39 PM in reply to Gun Hater
      Name an instance where a gun has killed people, without the aid of the idiot behind the trigger. But lucky for me, the military taught me to enforce bodily harm without a gun, but I still think guns are cool, and if you take them from me (pried from frozen dead corpse)street will still have to shoot your unarmed self.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:38 AM
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      by TJ on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM in reply to
      Guy surprises you, points a gun at you, and you go "Wait, wait, wait. Let me unhook my holster and draw my weapon. I swear it will only take me about 5 seconds or so. Please don't shoot me before I have a chance to shoot you. And please don't take my gun from me so I can use it to commit subsequent crimes!!!"
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        by TJ on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:52 AM in reply to TJ
        And please don't take my gun from me so it can be used to commit subsequent crimes!!!" (sorry, had to fix some typos)
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          by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM in reply to TJ
          I carry and will admit that if someone surprises you then you better not pull the weapon because they will shoot before you do. You should always be aware of your surroundings and what could be behind the next bush or wall...most think that is being too paranoid but it's not and you a ignorant to think so. They may or may not have seen the punks before hand. The other issue is a lot of people carry but can't shoot worth a darn. Go to the range and learn how to shoot. You would be surprised how bad you miss a target at 10 yards if you have never been taught, multiply that with the fast beating heart and you may just miss the punk.
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        by One Shot,One Kill on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:33 PM in reply to TJ
        After reading a few of your posts it's obvious you're a liberal pansy! Try to rob this gun carrying NRA freak or whatever you fools like to call us for upholding our RIGHTS!!!!
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          by M on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:47 PM in reply to One Shot,One Kill
          I thought the same thing. Every post in the last week by a 'TJ' has been a tree-hugging, hippie pansy.
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          by TJ on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:20 AM in reply to One Shot,One Kill
          Pretty funny. Name calling clearly makes you feel better. I'm not a hippie, a tree-hugger or a pansy, but rather someone that thinks that carrying weapons isn't always the answer. Sometimes they are very useful and other times they are not. I'm not for stricter gun control and am normally quite conservative. I do fear that some folks without proper training will be allowed to carry and unintentionally harm or kill an innocent bystander because of it. A gun makes you feel safer and I get that and respect it. And for those "fools" that are quick to cite their 2nd amendment rights, let's not forget the 1st amendment. And I have no interest in robbing anybody. Please grow up and have a little respect.
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        by rob on Oct 24, 2011 at 02:19 PM in reply to TJ
        If it takes you 5 seconds to unholster your firearm, you are in desperate need of some real training.
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          by TJ on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:36 AM in reply to rob
          I don't carry, but I admit my scenario was a bit farcical. My apologies.
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          by rob on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to rob
  • by len on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    2 more find outstanding Thugs with a gun,,,too sorry and lazy to work,,,got to go out and rob and steal ...sorry thugs ,,pure trash
  • by Boy Howdy on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    The "entitled" ones will sure be surprised if Newt Gingrichng gets elected. There won't be any more lounging around. If you have to have money, you will take training to do a job. I like that.
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      by TJ on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM in reply to Boy Howdy
      Gingrich has only a slightly better chance at being POTUS than I do.
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        by M on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:48 PM in reply to TJ
        Obama had no better creditials than I and he was elected.
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          by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:37 AM in reply to M
          Really, are you a law school professor?, did you serve in the US Congress?, yet you think you are as good, if not better than Obama. Your credentials are nothing, including that masonic ring.
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          by TJ on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:22 AM in reply to M
          You were a US Senator? He had the creds but I disagree sharply with almost all of his ideas. I think ole Newt has disenfranchised too many folks in his day.
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          by rob on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM in reply to M
          Anon, you call Obama voting present the majority of the time, service? Put down kool-aide and step away from the cup.
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          by TJ on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:02 PM in reply to M
          Correction to my earlier post: Obama had some credentials but I didn't think he had enough. However, my point was that I don't think Gingrich has a chance. I do hope someone from his side of the aisle steps up and takes the White House back.
  • by jack Location: Talla on Oct 24, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    I'm sure that the black males would never have carried a gun on campus had they known that it was not permitted. They just did not have the proper information.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to jack
      right ......
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      by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:43 AM in reply to jack
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