FSUPD Security Officer Robbed Near DeGraff Hall

By: FSU News Release
By: FSU News Release

‎6/15/12 2:30PM - CRIME BULLETIN:

On the evening of June 14, 2012 a FSU Police Department Security Officer was patrolling the grounds on the northwest side of DeGraff Hall at approximately 11:06 pm when he encountered a black male (suspect) with a handgun. The suspect ordered the guard to get on the ground, which he did. The suspect then demanded the officer’s radio to aid in his escape. The officer complied and gave the suspect his radio. The suspect then fled northeast around DeGraff Hall, towards Dewey Street. The security officer was not injured during the incident. Investigation has revealed the suspect was poised to commit a robbery in the immediate vicinity.

Tallahassee Police Department K9 responded to the area and began a track. K9 tracked the suspect to the east side of DeGraff near Dewey Street where he lost the track. Officers searching the area met with negative results.
The suspect was described as the following:

Black Male, approximately 6 ft tall, late 20s or early 30s average build, short hair, with a mustache but otherwise clean shaven, wearing a dark shirt, and khaki shorts.

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating this case. If you have any information about this incident or the suspect(s), you may also contact the FSU Police Department at 644-1234 (off campus) or 3-1-1 (on campus). In an emergency, DIAL 911. You may also contact Crime$toppers at 574-TIPS. Your information may make you eligible for a reward of up to $1000, and you can remain anonymous.

FSUPD urges everyone to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Please note the Crime Prevention Tips below:

Crime Prevention Tips
• Report suspicious activity immediately to the FSUPD or local law enforcement
• Trust your instincts. Avoid suspicious persons
• Never walk alone (particularly at night)
• Stay in well-lit and well populated areas
• Use the SAFE Bus, StarMetro, or Night Nole
• If you are suspicious of a approaching vehicle or person create some distance and prepare to react (Run and Yell for Help)
• Be a good witness. Note a vehicle description or suspect description
• Consider taking a self defense class. Try FSUPD’s RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program.

This message is provided as a public service of the FSU Police Department and is intended to assist you in making informed decisions concerning your safety. For questions or concerns please contact the FSU Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at (850) 644-1388 or (850) 644-3660.

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  • by rob Location: downtown tally on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
    i cant believe people feel bad for the police. DO YALL REALLY FEEL SAFE WITH THIS SORRY POLICE ON THE STREETS? NO THE ANWSER IS NO!!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:54 PM in reply to rob
      Illiterate people like you make me feel safe!
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      by Jess on Jun 17, 2012 at 02:30 PM in reply to rob
      An unarmed security guard isn't the police or there would be 1 less armed robbing punk coward thug on the streets.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    Gun Free Zone = Free Crime Zone To the robber: You are a worthless stupid POS.
  • by Who is the on Jun 16, 2012 at 01:43 PM
    ....thug that has risen...Trayvon of course
  • by Justice for Zimmerman on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:31 AM
    ..the thug has risen!
  • by AWI on Jun 16, 2012 at 03:46 AM
    This is why students need to be allowed to carry guns on campus.
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      by rob on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:39 PM in reply to AWI
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 at 01:23 AM
    What a worthless job, unarmed security guard. How embarrassing for FSU
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      by rob on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:41 PM in reply to
      THANK YOU!!!
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        by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:59 PM in reply to rob
        Tell us, rob (with a small "r"), what do you do for a living? Clearly whatever it is doesn't require a degree or even a diploma. "Do you want fries with that?"
  • by this city is out of controll Location: fa on Jun 16, 2012 at 12:18 AM
    ok people it is time to call in the national guard.
  • by black is whack Location: fsu on Jun 15, 2012 at 06:29 PM
    black thug robbing people???!!! this has to be a first!
  • by Jess on Jun 15, 2012 at 05:58 PM
    Why is the FSU PD using security guards instead of sworn officers? Is it because they can hire 3 or 4 unarmed unsworn guards for every sworn officer? I guess they can give the students and faculty moral support during a pistol whipping and mugging.
  • by Juke on Jun 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM
    I don't care who he was, he shouldn't have been out that late, even if he was a security guard on duty. Those things happen late at night and the best way to avoid it is to be at home and go to sleep.
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      by SNA on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:06 AM in reply to Juke
      11 pm is late at night on a college campus? His presence was supposed to help others stay safe.
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      by Jess on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:01 PM in reply to Juke
      Even some of the libraries are open very late on major university campuses.
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