On November 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm a University of Arizona female student was walking in the area of 1100 E Lowell, when an unknown male grabbed her from behind and punched her. The victim was knocked to the ground. The victim punched the suspect in the face and stomach until he then ran off in an unknown direction.
Suspect was described as a white male, 20-30, muscular build, blue jeans, with short spikey brown hair.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 9-1-1 or 621-8477 (TIPS).
The University of Arizona Police Department would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to utilize good safety practices at all times. Listed below are safety tips you should keep in mind. Remember to immediately report suspicious activity to 9-1-1.
1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity at all time.
2. If you feel threatened or suspect you are being followed, walk toward a well-lighted area where there are people. Call 9-1-1 immediately!
3. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located at all times.
3. Never second guess yourself if you think you should call police about a suspicious person or incident. If someone or something gives you an uneasy feeling don’t hesitate to report it to police.
4. Request cab service through the cab company’s dispatch center. Avoid calling individual cab drivers. Take note of the cab company you are using. Do not accept transportation from someone you do not know.
5. Save important phone calls for a later time. Using a cell phone or other electronics devices, when walking, biking, or driving are distractions and divert your attention away from your surroundings.
6. Travel in well lighted areas at night. Avoid shortcuts through dark deserted areas. Do not walk alone and use the buddy system or travel in groups.