Crime Bulletin - Armed Robbery
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at approximately 2:15 AM, FSUPD responded to 528 W. College Avenue to assist the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) with an armed robbery that occurred in an FSU parking lot. The victim was walking eastbound on W. College Avenue to his vehicle, parked in the parking lot, when he noticed two males walking in the parking lot. As he entered the lot from the sidewalk, the males approached him and robbed him of his cellphone, computer and wallet at gun point. After the robbery occurred both males fled the area heading east on College Avenue away from campus. The description of the suspects’ vehicle they fled in was a silver or beige SUV. FSUPD is working closely with The Tallahassee Police Departments Violent Crimes Unit on this investigation.
The suspects were described as the follows:
Suspect #1 – Suspect #1 is a light skin black male wearing a black hoodie and had curly to bushy hair. He is described at approximately 6’00” tall, thin build.
Suspect #2 – Suspect #2 is a black male with a camouflage cloth covering his face. He is described at approximately 6’00” tall, medium/athletic build.
Robbery Prevention Tips:
- Always pay attention to your surroundings. Avoid becoming absorbed in listening to music, phone applications, or other distractions.
- Show confidence, don’t look like an easy target. Walk at a steady pace, keep your head up and avoid carrying lots of packages…It can make you look defenseless.
- Do not travel on foot alone. If possible, use resources like SAFE Escort or Nole cab.
- Avoid isolated locations. Stay in well lit, well populated areas. Criminals most often seek isolated persons to victimize.
- Report suspicious behavior and activities immediately to police. If you see something, say something.
If you are robbed of your personal property:
- Remain calm.
- Make personal safety the number one priority. Money and property can be replaced.
- Carefully observe the physical characteristics of the robber. Be a good witness. Note as much detail about the suspect(s) as possible. (Age, race, height, facial hair, speech, clothing, odor, etc.)
- When it is safe, notify the police by calling 911 or use a Campus Blue Light telephone.
- Police dispatch will ask for the location of the robbery, whether anyone is injured, the exact time the robber(s) left and their direction of travel, the kind of weapon used, description of the vehicle, the robber(s) description, their clothing, appearance or unique features, money or items taken, and other information to assist responding officers.
- Protect the scene of the crime. Be careful not to touch anything to avoid destroying evidence.
- Ask any witnesses to stay until police arrive. If they cannot stay, get their name, address and phone number.
- Write down all suspect information immediately and do not discuss the robbery with others until questioned by the police. Comparing notes could cause memories to be skewed.