Armed Robbery Reported Jan. 21

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Photo of composite of suspect
Composite of suspect

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The suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray toboggan, bubble jacket, dark jeans and white shoes. The suspect is also described as possibly having a mustache.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2004) -- University of Kentucky Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on campus at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21. The incident took place near the Mineral Industries Building, located behind the College of Law Building.

“A university employee reported that he was approached by the suspect who was carrying a knife and demanded the employee’s wallet,” said Travis Manley, UK Police public information officer. “After taking the wallet, the suspect reportedly fled on foot toward South Limestone.”

The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray toboggan, bubble jacket, dark jeans and white shoes. The suspect is also described as possibly having a mustache.

UK Police urge all UK students and employees to take safety precautions. Students and employees are advised to walk in pairs or groups especially after dark and carry only a minimal amount of cash. Police say if anyone is accosted, to comply with the demands of the assailant and report the incident immediately by calling 911.


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