UA student reports strong armed robbery and assault

UA student reports strong armed robbery and assault

CREATED May 6, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A student at the University of Arizona  reported to authorities to have been robbed and assaulted Sunday morning just before 3 a.m.

University of Arizona police say the robbery and assault happened in the alleyway between 1st Street and 2nd Street behind the Martin Luther King building.

The victim was approached by two males on foot, physically assaulted and robbed of his personal property. A third suspect pulled up in a car and the suspects got in and drove away.

Authorities describe one man as a dark skinned, heavy set Hispanic male, 18 to 22 years old, approximately 5'8" to 5'10" tall, weighing 200 to 300 pounds with black spiked or buzzed cut hair. He was wearing big black sunglasses, a grey tank top and blue jeans.

The second suspect is also described as a dark skinned Hispanic male, 18 to 22-years-old. He is approximately 5'8" to 5'10" tall, weighing 150 to 180 pounds with a buzzed cut hair, and was wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle is a Hispanic male.

The suspects were last seen driving northbound on Highland Avenue, in a tan or grey 1990 to 2000 style Oldsmobile or Cadillac with four doors and vertical

No weapons were seen or implied during the incident. The victim sustained minor injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information may follow, Stay with KGUN9 News.

The University of Arizona Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of the following Safety Tips:

1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity at all times.

2. Save important phones calls for a later time. Talking on cell phones or using other electronic devices when walking, biking, or driving are distractions and divert your
   attention away from your surroundings.

3. At night, travel in well-lit areas. Avoid “shortcuts” through dark or deserted areas.

4. Use the buddy system and travel with a group.

5. Utilize ASUA Safe Ride for a free way to travel between UA buildings and lots at night.
Call: 520-621-SAFE.

6. If you feel threatened or suspect you are being followed, walk toward well-lighted
areas where there are people. Call 9-1-1 immediately!

7. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located at all times.

(Story courtesy: UAPD)