Timely Security Notice – Attempted Robbery On Campus
At 9:00 PM July 30, 2012, A female student was walking from Central library on 21st Ave South to her dormitory on Peabody Campus, Vanderbilt University. When she entered parking lot 96 on Edgehill Ave accross from University School of Nashville a black male approached her from behind throwing her to the ground while attempting to take her purse. The student began screaming and fighting back. A witness heard the noise and came to investigate, the black male ran from the area and was last seen fleeing North on 21st Ave South.
The suspect is a black male, 20-25 years of age, 5 foot 10 inches in height, 150 lbs, dark completected, short hair, wearing a purple shirt and bluejean shorts.
VUPD#: 12-079107 MNPD#: 12-0630234
If you have information relating to this or a similar incident, please call the Vanderbilt University Police Department at (615) 322-2745. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME (615-742-7463)
Risk Reduction Tips
- Avoid isolated or dark areas.
- Travel with confidence and purpose.
- If strangers approach, maintain a distance and be observant; if they are in a vehicle, get the license plate number.
- Stay alert and TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS — If you feel uneasy, leave. Go to a safe location and notify VUPD.
- Lock doors and windows of your room/building. Don’t prop open doors, thwart security measures, or let strangers in.
- Avoid going to ATM’s alone, after dark, or if suspicious persons are nearby.
- Stay alert, and plan ahead for “What if…?”
Please Remember Our On-Campus Resources
- Psychological & Counseling Center – (615) 322-2571
- Employee Assistance Program – (615) 936-1327
- Student Health Services – (615) 322-2427
- Margaret Cunninggim Women’s Center – (615) 322-4843
- Project Safe – (615) 322-SAFE (7233)
** REPORT SUSPICIOUS PERSONS, VEHICLES, OR ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY! **
ON CAMPUS, DIAL 911 OR USE A BLUE LIGHT PHONE! FROM A CELL PHONE, CALL (615) 421-1911
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Higher Education and the Jeanne Clery Act, Security Notices are issued to provide Timely Warning information concerning a potentially dangerous criminal situation at or near Vanderbilt University to allow our students and employees to have both the time and the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions concerning their own personal safety.