Crime Alert/Timely Warning: Robbery - 1300 3rd Ave So

CRIME ALERT/ TIMELY WARNING:

Location: 1300 3rd Ave. South

On Monday, March 17, 2014 at approximately 6:40 a.m., a robbery took place off campus at 1300 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205. A UAB student was walking to her vehicle when the suspect approached her from behind and demanded her keys. The suspect told the victim, “Give me your keys” while pointing a knife at the victim. The victim relinquished her keys and her wallet that was connected to the key ring. The suspect fled the area driving the victim’s vehicle (2013-2 door red Nissan Altima/Texas tag number DC44949). He is still at large. The victim was unharmed.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years of age, 150 pounds and approximately 5’8-5’10 in height. He was wearing black pants, a grey hoodie and black shoes.

Birmingham Police Department is handling this case. Should you have any information pertaining to this offense, please call Birmingham Police Department’s Robbery Division at (205)254-1753. Det. Jones is investigating this case.


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. Don’t hold back. This may save your life. Please give the robber(s) what they ask for, upsetting the robber is the last thing you want to do. Don’t be a hero.


Be aware of your surroundings. Walk with a purpose, head up, and looking around. Stay in lighted areas at night. The robber doesn't want to be seen.

Be conscious of people just "hanging around" anywhere, especially near pay phones, public rest rooms, building entrances and garages.

Control your temper and remind yourself that you can’t be replaced. Make a mental note of the suspect’s appearance.

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.