CRIME ALERT: Carjacking Near UAB Campus - January 30, 2017
On Monday, 1/30/2017, at approximately 12:25 a.m., a Hungry Howie's employee was exiting the rear door of Hungry Howie's, located at 1501 11th Avenue South, when he was approached by three black male suspects in a grey sedan. Two of the suspects exited the sedan and one of them produced a black handgun and robbed the victim of his 2011 Black Toyota Camry. The suspects, driving both cars, fled the scene traveling southbound on 15th Street South.
Ten minutes elapsed before the victim approached police; therefore, there was no ongoing threat to the UAB community.
There were no injuries during the commission of the robbery. The victim has no UAB affiliation.
The suspects were described as three black males-dark complexion. One suspect was short and stocky and the second suspect was slim and tall. They were wearing dark colored sweatshirts.
DURING A CARJACKING
In most carjacking situations, the attackers are interested only in the vehicle. Try to stay calm. Do not stare at the attacker as this may seem aggressive and cause them to harm you.
There are two options during an attack—non-resistive non-confrontational behavior and resistive confrontational behavior.
Your reaction should be based on certain factors:
•The type of attack.
•The environment. Is the area isolated or public?
•The number of attackers.
•The mental state of attacker(s). Do they appear to be reasonable or nervous?
•Is there a weapon?
In the non-resistive non-confrontational response, you would:
•Give up the vehicle freely.
•Listen carefully to all directions.
•Make no quick or sudden movements that the attacker could construe as a counter attack.
•Always keep your hands in plain view. Tell the attacker of every move in advance.
In the resistive confrontational response, you would make a decision to escape or attack the carjacker. Before doing so, please consider:
•The mental state of the attacker.
•Possible avenues of escape.
•The number of attackers (there is usually more than one).
•The use of weapons (weapons are used in the majority of carjacking situations).
In most instances, it is probably safest to give up your vehicle.
Your Safety is First
Contact the UAB Police at 205-934-4434 or 205-934-3535 (Emergency Number).
CRIME ALERT: Robbery Near 701 20th Street South - December 27, 2016On 12/27/2016, at approximately, 6:53 p.m., Birmingham Police received a call of a robbery (no weapon involved) that occurred near 701 20th Street South (Compass Bank). At approximately, 7:00 p.m., Birmingham Police contacted UAB Police Dispatch requesting that UAB Police issue a "Be On the Look Out" (BOLO) for the suspect.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing dark clothing and was last seen traveling eastbound on 7th Avenue South near Arby's in a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee. This incident did not involve a UAB student or employee.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating this case.
Please refer to the below listed information, “Tips in the event you are involved in a robbery”, for your safe response should this happen to you.
UAB Police Dispatch 205- 934-4434
UAB Police Emergency 205-934-3535