Crime AlertOn July 24, 2016 at 4:45 a.m. in the 600 block of 20th Street South, a female was robbed at gun point by four black males. All four males were armed. The victim’s cell phone was taken. The victim was not harmed and the suspects fled the scene in an older model Ford Taurus, tan in color. There is no physical description of the four suspects at this time, although they appeared to be in their early 20’s.
The UAB Police Department is investigating the crime.
REMAIN CALM. DO NOT RESIST...
• 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, contact the UAB Police Department at 205-934-4434 and 205-934-3535 (Emergency Number).
“See Something, Say Something, Do Something”
Monday, 18 April 2016 19:34