UK Police Issue New Campus Safety Alert

Contact: Chuck Ham

 

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On Sunday, Jan. 25 at around 5:25 a.m., a UK student reported he had been accosted by two men, a white male and a black male, with a tire iron. The incident occurred on Kentucky Court and is being investigated by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Police Department.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Police Department has issued a “Campus Safety Alert” following a series of armed robberies which occurred in areas near the campus.

On Sunday, Jan. 25 at around 5:25 a.m., a UK student reported he had been accosted by two men, a white male and a black male, with a tire iron. The incident occurred on Kentucky Court and is being investigated by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Police Department.

Until the suspects are apprehended, UK Police remind all members of the campus community to take the following precautions to protect yourself:

  1. After dark, DO NOT travel alone. While on campus, use the campus bus service or the SGA Escort Service. Call the UK Police if these services are not available.
  2. Travel on well-lighted main thoroughfares with lots of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
  3. Always be aware of your surroundings and any activity or persons that seem out of place.
  4. Only carry a minimal amount of cash.

If you are accosted, COMPLY with the demands of your assailant and report the incident immediately to police by dialing 911.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact UK Police at 257-1616.

For a complete list campus & university area
reported armed robberies click here.


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