CRIME ALERT: Armed Robbery - 1300 3rd Avenue So
On 28 April 2015, at approximately 9:27 pm, an armed robbery took place at the University House Apartments located at 1300 3rd Avenue South. A UAB student was attempting to access his apartment with five of his friends when three black males approached them at gun point, tied their hands with black tape (only 5 of the six victims had their hands tied, the other victim was told to remain still) and stole their property that consisted of $500.00 in U. S Currency, a wallet and four cellular phones. Two of the victims were assaulted, but sustained no life threatening injuries. Four of the six victims were UAB students.
The three suspects were described as being black males wearing black long sleeved hoodies and black pants. Two of the suspects were wearing grey masks. All three suspects were armed with weapons. Two of the suspects were armed with handguns and the other suspect was armed with a knife. Two of the males were approximately 5’7” - 5’9” and approximately 160-165 pounds. The other suspect was 6’1” and approximately 185 pounds. After the robbery, the suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.
UAB Police, as well as, Birmingham Police Officers searched the Campus area for the suspects. The results were negative. One of the victim's stolen cellular phone placed the suspects in the vicinity of Ishkooda Road which is located in the western section of town. Officers from Birmingham Police Department were also sent to Ishkooda Road to search for the suspects. Again the results were negative. All of the suspects are at large and are armed and dangerous.
Should you have any information concerning this robbery, please call UAB Police Department at 934-4434. These cases are assigned to Detective Chi-Hsien Hu.
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.
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.
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