On June 21, 2015 between the hours of 12:00 am and 12:15 am, an armed robbery took place at 1147-14th Street South. Two UAB students were walking outside of their residence when they were approached by two black males. One of the males approached one of the students at gun point and demanded his cellular phone and wallet. The other male approached the other student from the rear and demanded his cellular phone and wallet, as well. Both students relinquished their property and were unharmed.
The male suspects are still at large and were last seen walking South on 14th Street South towards Dream Land Barbeque.
A description of the male suspects is listed below:
The first male suspect is described as 5’08” in height, between the ages of 25-30, with a low haircut. He was wearing a dark colored shirt, long shorts and carrying a black handgun. No additional description is provided at this time.
The second male suspect is described as 6’00’’ in height, between the ages of 25-30, with a low haircut. He was wearing a dark colored shirt and pajama pants. No additional description is provided at this time.
This robbery is being investigated by the Birmingham Police Department. Should you have any information concerning this robbery, please call the Birmingham Police Department’s Robbery Division at 205-254-1753.
Tips to keep you safe during a robbery:
- Being robbed may be one of the scariest things that you will ever face.
- It’s important to remain calm and don’t show fear.
- Never resist a robber. The robber wants your valuables, not you! Items can always be replaced…you can’t.
- If at all possible, walk with others---there is safety in numbers.
- Everything that you remember about the person can help the police in their investigation. The police will want to know what they were wearing, facial appearance, scars, tattoos, hair color, eye color, vehicle information (tag, color and type), and anything else that would make this person stand out.
- Immediately call the police after the robbery.
The UAB Blazer Express Safety Escort is available through Parking and Transportation Services by calling 205-934-8772. The service is available from 9:00 pm – 5:30 am every day. We highly encourage you to use this service.