FSU Crime Alert - Strongarm Robbery Attempt

By: FSU Alert
By: FSU Alert

Tallahassee, FL -- April 12, 2012 --

Crime Bulletin – Strong-arm robbery attempt – Stadium Driver near Medical School – Main FSU Campus

On April 12, 2012 at about 4pm, the FSU Police Department responded to a report of an attempted strongarm robbery at the bus stop on Stadium Drive on the main FSU campus near the Medical School. A female student was seated at the bus stop, listening to music on headphones. She suddenly noticed a male was standing in her personal space as a car pulled up into the pull off next to the road. The male grabbed for the victim’s purse but the victim yanked it back and ran south and jumped on a Star Metro Bus. The suspect jumped into an accomplice’s car and the car fled from the scene north. The victim was not injured and retained her belongings. The report was delayed to the FSU Police Department about 15 minutes as the victim reported to the police once she was about two bus drop offs away from the incident scene. No weapons were seen or implied.

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating this case. Reportedly there was much traffic in the area at the time of the robbery attempt. It is likely someone saw part or all of this crime. If you witnessed any portion of this offense, contact FSUPD immediately at 644-1234.

The victim provided the following suspect information:

Suspect 1 (Person who attempted to grab purse) – Male, undetermined race – described as possibly biracial, wearing a white/beige Polo style shirt, white/beige shorts, and Polo beige shoes. The shirt had a vertical blue and red stripe down the middle. Hair was tightly braided and pulled together.

Suspect 2 (back seat passenger) – Male, black, wearing a Polo style shirt with horizontal red stripes – no further description.

Suspect 3 (driver) – no description.

Suspect Vehicle – described as a 4 door dark green vehicle in poor shape. Trunk of car had faded whitish gray paint spots.

The FSU Police Department has found that distribution of Crime Bulletins not only informs the public, but they also produce leads and provide valuable information through tips and help from the public. The information provided is followed up on, and can greatly assist in the resolution of cases. The FSUPD Police Department strongly requests that if you have any information regarding activities of the above suspect or incident to contact FSUPD immediately 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. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not get immersed in texting or talking on the phone.

2. If you are the victim of a robbery, contact the police as soon as you can safely do so. Seconds count.

2. Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. If something happens to you, someone miss you and get seek help.

3. Do not display money or valuables as you walk. These of course, may be attractive to a potential robber.

4. 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.

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

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