CRIME ALERT: Off Campus Armed Robbery, Five Points South - November 03, 2016On November 03, 2016, at approximately 11:30 pm, two servers of a local business, in Five Points South, were robbed of their cash. The two servers, who had just gotten off work, were talking behind the restaurant. They observed a black male with his vehicle hood up. After a short period, the suspect began walking towards them and pulled out a handgun demanding that they "give it up".
The vehicle was a black four door midsize sedan. The suspect was described as a black male, between 5’6” and 5'10” tall with a low haircut, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes. He was armed with a black and silver handgun. The suspect was last seen traveling north on 19th street.
The employees were not harmed during the commission of this crime. The Birmingham Police Department is investigating this case.
Tips in the event you are involved in a robbery:
- Do not try to be a hero. Take no action that would jeopardize your own safety.
- Follow the robber's directions, but do not volunteer more than he asks for.
- Advise the robber of any unusual moves you must make. Assure him you will cooperate.
- If the robber used a hold-up note, try to retain it, and handle it as little as possible.
- If possible, activate an alarm only if you can do so safely without detection.
- MAKE MENTAL NOTES -- Make a mental note of the robber's race, age, height, sex, clothing, complexion, color of hair and eyes, etc. Note anything unusual about the robber, such as scars or tattoos.
- Note the number of accomplices and how they left the premises, direction of travel, type and color of the car and the license number.
- Note type, size and color of the weapon.
- Watch where the robber puts his or her hands or whether he or she touches anything. Fingerprints might be left behind.
After the Robbery...
- Call the police immediately after the robbery. The person who calls the police should be able to stay on the phone if the dispatcher requests that he do so.
- Lock all doors and ask all witnesses to remain until the officers arrive. If a witness must leave, obtain his or her name, address and telephone number.
- All witnesses should write down a description of the suspect. Do not discuss the robbery or compare notes about the robber's appearance with anyone.
- Protect the crime scene. Do not touch anything.
- If you were given a note by the robber, handle it carefully. Hold it by the edges so that any fingerprints that may be on the paper will not be smeared. Put it in a safe place and keep it for the police. This is an important piece of evidence.
- Be prepared to give police as much information as you possibly can.
When you see anything suspicious, report it. Contact the UAB Police Department at 205-934-4434 or 205-934-3535 (Emergency Number).
CRIME ALERT: Student Cell Phones Stolen in the UAB Lot 15F (1100 10th Ave S) and 15R (1091 10th Avenue S) - October 26, 2016
On October 25, 2016, between 1:44 PM and 2:05 PM, two UAB Students reported their cell phones stolen in UAB Lot 15F (1100 10th Avenue S) and 15R (1091 10th Avenue S). During both offenses, two black females, occupying a silver colored Chevrolet Malibu, approached the victims asking if they could use their cell phone. Once the cell phones were given to the suspects, the suspects immediately fled the scene. During the theft of property that occurred at 2:05 PM, the victim attempted to hold onto the passenger door of the suspect’s vehicle and fell to the ground suffering injuries.
Students be aware of strangers asking to use your cell phone!
UAB Police Department is investigating these two thefts.
When you see anything suspicious, contact the UAB Police Department at 205-934-4434 and 205-934-3535 (Emergency Number).
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