Crime Alert
Monday, February 11, 2013

On February 8, 2013, Detectives from The University of Arizona Police Department, assisted by The Tucson Police Department, served a search warrant and arrested two males in connection to the Strong-Armed Robbery of a University of Arizona Student that occurred on February 5th, 2013, at 1145 E. 4th. Street. This is an ongoing investigation and additional information may follow.

The University of Arizona Police Department is providing a composite sketch and updated descriptions of the male suspects involved in this case. Suspect #1, depicted in the composite sketch below, is described as an African-American, 23-25 years of age, 6’00” tall, weighing approximately 175-200lbs, and wearing a black colored track suit with a red stripe running down the side of the pants. Suspect #2 is described as an African-American, 23-25 years of age, 6’02” tall, with a medium build and clothing similar to suspect #1. Both suspects were wearing dark colored knit caps.

Sketch of suspect

On February 5, 2013 at approximately 9:50 p.m., a male University of Arizona Student was the victim of a strong-armed robbery. The victim reported that while he was walking in the Bicycle/Pedestrian path on the east side of the Marley Building, located at 1145 E. 4th. Street, he was approached by two dark skinned males and the two males forcibly took personal property from the victim. The two males were last observed fleeing north. The victim described the males as one of the males having a muscular build, both approximately 6’00” tall, in their 20’s, and both wearing black colored track suits with a red stripe running down the sides of pants No weapon was observed or used. The victim received minor non-life threatening injuries. This is active and continuing investigation and additional details maybe become available at a later time.

If you have any information pertaining to this incident, please contact the University of Arizona Police Department or dial 88-CRIME.

The UAPD Crime Prevention Unit would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of personal safety. Listed below are several safety tips that you should keep in mind, and remember to report any suspicious persons or activity that you may see by dialing 9-1-1

  1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity at all times.
  2. Save important phones calls for a later time. Talking on cell phones or using other electronic devices when walking, biking, or driving are distractions and divert your attention away from your surroundings.
  3. At night travel in well-lighted areas. Avoid “shortcuts” through dark or deserted areas. Use the buddy system and travel with a group.
  4. Utilize ASUA Safe Ride for a free way to travel between UA buildings and lots at night. Call: 520-621-SAFE.
  5. If you feel threatened or suspect you are being followed, walk toward well-lighted areas where there are people. Call the police immediately!
  6. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located at all times.


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