FSU Crime Alert - Strongarm Robbery Attempt

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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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  • by John Location: Tally on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    Possibly biracial?? What is that?
  • by SNA on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    Congrats to this young lady for retaining her stuff, reporting the crime, and getting at least some type of a description of the people involved and their car. Who knows what other intentions they might have had.
  • by Randy Location: Chipley on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    Gun free zone = crime zone. Criminals know you are unarmed and will prey on you.
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      by Jones on Apr 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM in reply to Randy
      And just where do you suppose the young lady would have carried her concealed weapon, in her purse perhaps? A lot of good that would have been, huh? Students should ditch the ear buds and pay more attention to their surroundings.
  • by its time Location: fl on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    fsu campus police station is still safe ! they need better protection for our kids on campus and at our bus stops get outside and watch what is going on.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 05:44 PM in reply to its time
      Seriously? Haven't you heard? The governor says we are broke and we can't afford law and order and stuff.
  • by TallyVoter Location: Tallahassee on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    Frenchtown on one side and FAMU on the other side of campus. FSU is surrounded by high crime areas.
  • by dog Location: gone on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    Be happy the No Guns on campus rule is working, To bad the VICTIM didn't have a Gun , But then you would want HER arrested for DEFENDING HERSELF.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 05:28 AM
    OMG. Here we go with the racial bull****. When will you people grow up?
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      by You mean on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:13 AM in reply to
      You mean like grow up and stop dodging the fact that whites are being systematically target by black thugs? You mean like grow up and stop pretending that what the black folks are not committing the huge vast majority of violent crimes in this area? You mean that kind of grow up? In which case, I agree with you 100%. It is past time to stop this *%&^ - DEAD in its tracks.
    • reply
      by I know you are but what am I on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:16 AM in reply to
      This comment has been deleted.
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        by SNA on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM in reply to I know you are but what am I
        "youthanasia"?!?! LOL!! Taking teenagers to China? ROFL!
    • reply
      by anon on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:29 AM in reply to
      when you people quit stealing stuff.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to
      When will YOU grow up and quit stealing? Get a job and work for things you want.
    • reply
      by REAL TRUTH on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM in reply to
      Who you calling "you people"? RACIST!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 05:20 AM
    I'm sure it was another group of black people attacking an innocent white girl. And almost 100% sure they weren't FSU students.
  • by now what Location: tally on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:36 AM
    people are always crying about famu now what
    • reply
      by Ma on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM in reply to now what
      The FAMU students are usually the suspects or arrestees. The FSU student was a victim. Now what?
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