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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