Tuesday, January 31, 2023

UPD Responds to Attempted Armed Robbery

The University of Mississippi police badge.
The University of Mississippi police badge.
According to an email sent to students from the University of Mississippi Police Department, there was an attempted armed robbery on Saturday, Dec. 6, at approximately 12:30 a.m.
The victim, who will remain anonymous, was reported walking South on Rebel drive at the time of the attempt. A red vehicle pulled up beside the victim, and the front and rear passengers got out of the car. The victim said that one suspect pulled out a black, semi-automatic pistol while the other suspect told the victim to “give me all your money.”
The victim was able to run away from the suspects and was not harmed.
The suspects are described as three black males in their early 20’s. The front passenger is described as six feet tall, slender built, missing a front tooth and was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt. The rear seat passenger was approximately five feet and 10 inches tall, muscular built. He was wearing a grey beanie, black Nikes, white gym pants under dark colored jeans and gold earrings. The driver never exited the vehicle.
The suspects were last seen headed East on Northgate Drive.
The UPD also sent crime and safety tips to all University of Mississippi students:
• Immediately report to UPD any suspicious persons or vehicles you observe with as much identifying information as possible.
• Carry a cell phone and program UPD’s phone numbers: (662) 915-4911 for emergency and (662) 915-7234 for non-emergency.
• Be alert to your surroundings at all times.
• If possible avoid being out late by yourself – especially in isolated areas of campus.
• Call UPD at (662) 915-7234 for a security escort.
• Use one of the Code Blue emergency telephone units to contact UPD in the case of emergency.
If you know anything about this crime you can call the UPD at (662) 915-7234.
Emily Newton is a managing editor and staff reporter for Hottytoddy.com. She can be reached at emily.newton@hottytoddy.com.