FSUPD Reports Strong-arm Robbery on Campus

By: FSU Crime Bulletin Alert
By: FSU Crime Bulletin Alert

Tallahassee, Florida - January 19, 2012 -

On January 19th at about 3am, an FSU student was approached by a black 4dr, medium sized “Toyota like” vehicle occupied by 2 males in the area of Chieftain Way at Kellum Hall. One of the males (passenger) asked to use the student’s cell phone. The student said he would allow the male to use it via the speaker phone option. The male passenger then exited the vehicle, grabbed the student’s hand, and snatched the phone. The two suspects in the car then drove off. The student was not hurt nor were any weapons shown or implied. The suspects fled south toward the Leach Center area. Searches for the suspects in the area were not successful. The vehicle occupants were described by the student as black males with the passenger wearing a black jacket and standing about 5'8" with short cut hair. There was no further description regarding the driver.

The FSU Police Department Investigations Section is actively following up on this case. If you have any information as to this incident or persons involved, please contact the FSUPD at 850-644-1234. 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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  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:17 AM
    the reason crime is rampant on FSU's campus is because the criminals know how incompetent the FSU cops are--they only seem to make arrests for underage drinking. FSUPD operating procedure: find a way not to arrest a perpertrator; find a way to blame the victim. FSU COPS SUCK!
  • by Rick Location: Tallahassee on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:04 PM
    FSU has to be the most crime ridden, unsafest college campus in America. Shut It Down! Who wants to send their child to a college where the chances of becoming a crime victim are extremely high? Not me. Shut it down and save us taxpayers some money.
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      by Go to UF on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:50 PM in reply to Rick
      Rick, by the way your grammar appears, it's not likely anyone in your family needs to worry about coming to FSU anyway. Go to UF.
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      by chuck on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:17 AM in reply to Rick
      FSU wouldnt be so crime riddled if it wasnt for the close proximity to FAMU.
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      by More Productive on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:02 AM in reply to Rick
      Rick, I cna appreciate your perspective. However I think that it would be more productive to unemploy all the scum bags that are responsible for creating the self-defense free zones that are college campuses. Meerly the fact that they are either too stupid to realize, or too morally bankrupt to care that, their laws have very emphatically created the victim rich environments even the dumbest of criminal thugs can recognize is grounds for dismissal in my eyes. Yet WE keep allowing them to draw their paychecks and receive their special interest funded "donations". We are as pathetically corrupt as they are. Almost.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    My question is what in the heck was this person doing at 3am in the morning anyway.
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      by I know on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:58 PM in reply to
      Getting robbed.
  • by JT Location: Tallahassee on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    FSU PD here is a tip: IF the suspects only took the cell phone. why don't you get a warrant and pull the cell's last calls... that might give you a suspect.....interesting fact.... wondering what to do.. just call me!
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      by Thanks, Dano on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:54 PM in reply to JT
      You obviously don't know the difference between a warrant and a subpoena, and when they are utilized, so you probably aren't qualified to give advice on this. Go back to eating your Hot Pockets in front of your favorite CSI re-runs.
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        by JT on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM in reply to Thanks, Dano
        CSI is the best, and warrant or subpoena.... it does not matter to me.. just do something about it. So obviously get on the couch and watch some CSI..Miami is the best one with Horatio!.. by the way make some popcorn
  • by Bill Location: tallahassee on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM
    tallahassee is so unsafe!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    we need more patrol officers. put 1 on every corner. figure out a way to do it. people wouldn't mind a small increase in taxes to provide this public service. put people back to work.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM in reply to
      Speak for yourself. There are already far too many officers in this city. The problem is that most of the officers don't do anything.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM in reply to Anonymous
        And those officers that "dont do anything" will be there in your time of need!
  • by M on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    NEVER NEVER NEVER respond to anyone you do not know. It doesn't matter if that person is male or female...one of the worst and most vicious burglaries and assaults happened in Miami when a teen-aged female knocked on an apartment door seeking "help" When the door opened, her male companion used a baseball bat to beat 2 elderly residents to bloody pulps.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:10 AM
    Seriously? Can't you people work and pay for things on your own?
  • by Why am I not surprised. on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    And where were the po-po? Well, the high-sheriff has one deputy patrolling all of the internet cafes he is associated with. Maybe if the students family donated a big donation to the high-sheriffs re-election fund he would be better protected, if his skin was white of course.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM in reply to Why am I not surprised.
      Why are you blaming the police? They cant be everywhere at every second of the day! Blame the thugs that think everything should be theirs.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM in reply to Why am I not surprised.
      This is such an ignorant thing to say! In so many ways!Ha!
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      by Perp on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:58 PM in reply to Why am I not surprised.
      The Perp has been identified as "Hicarius Aquavelvius Jones III. Go figure...
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      by Hello? on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:56 PM in reply to Why am I not surprised.
      Earth calling... come back! On second thought, stay away!
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