Armed Robbery Reported on UK Campus

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“Both suspects are described as white, in their early 20s, wearing black slacks and jackets as well as black bandanas and black stockings over their faces. One suspect was armed with what was described as a baton or club.”

-- Travis Manley,
public information officer
University of Kentucky Police

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Police Department has issued a “Campus Safety Alert” following a report Sunday night, Jan. 11, of an armed robbery in the Cooperstown housing area. The Cooperstown apartments are located on the east side of campus between Hilltop Avenue and Columbia Avenue.

The female victim, a UK graduate student, reported she was robbed by two suspects who demanded her wallet. After taking an undetermined amount of cash, she reported the suspects fled in the direction of the Shively Baseball stadium. The incident was reported at approximately 8:40 p.m.

“Both suspects are described as white, in their early 20s, wearing black slacks and jackets as well as black bandanas and black stockings over their faces,” said Travis Manley, public information officer for UK Police. “One suspect was armed with what was described as a baton or club.”

UK Police are still investigating, and no arrest has been made at this time.

The police department has issued safety information in the Campus Safety Alert distributed on campus. Students and employees are advised to walk in pairs or groups after dark and to travel well-lit, main thoroughfares and carry only a minimal amount of cash. The alert also advises that if anyone is accosted, to comply with the demands of the assailant and report the incident immediately to UK Police by dialing 911.


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