On August 30, 2015, at approxiamtely 1:45am, two University of Arizona students were the victims of a robbery while walking in the area of south Vine Avenue and east Lester Street. The suspect stole the victims' property and left the area. This incident is being investigated by the Tucson Police Department; anyone with information about this incident is requested to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.
The University of Arizona Police Department would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to untilize 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. At all times, remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the of the people in your vicinity.
2. Save important phone calls for a later time. Talking on the cell phone 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. At night, utilize ASUA Safe Ride for a free way to travel between UA buildings and parking lots. 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 9-1-1 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.
7. Never resist a robber; there is a chance the suspect is acting under the influence of drugs and may not act rationally during a robberty attempt.
8. Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number if you witness a robbery or are a victim of a robbery.
9. Be a good witness; try to document any and all information about the crime as soon as possible, including a detailed description of the suspect(s).