Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery
This communication is prepared as part of the Timely Warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. This federal law requires a general communication to the campus community of all crimes reported to campus or local police departments that may pose a threat to the campus community. Such reports shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely and that may aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.
At 11:00 pm, November, 30th 2011 a woman reported an incident which occurred earlier, at approximately 8:30 pm, in the Burrowes Hall parking lot on the Millersville University campus, Millersville, PA. Upon a continued investigation, University Police consider the incident to be an attempted strong-arm robbery attempt of the woman and are issuing a timely warning to the campus community. According to information received by the University Police, the woman reports she was approached by a tall, approximately 6’5″ B/M/late teens-early 20’s wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and nylon sweatpants. The male grabbed the woman, and attempted to take items from her pant pockets while telling her to empty her pockets. When the woman and a companion yelled, the male let the woman go then walked away with another unknown male toward the area of Lenhardt Hall. The woman was not injured and no property was taken.
This incident is under investigation by the Millersville University Police Department, Lt. Arthur White. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information regarding the incident or the identity of this man is urged to contact the Millersville University Police Department at 717-872-3434 or Lt. White at 717-872-5962. Callers can remain anonymous,
Members of the campus community are urged to take normal personal safety precautions such as walking with other known students, keeping rooms and vehicle doors locked, and reporting all suspicious persons and activity to police. The Millersville University Police Department provides a safety escort from 11pm-7am and can be contacted at 717-872-3433.
Check the University Police web site for updates.