Crime Alert

Thursday, August 21, 2008

 

CRIME ALERT

Date Of Alert: August 18, 2008 3:40 p.m.
Type of Alert: Armed Robbery
Location: Naylor Street Near The Queens Village walk through gate


On Monday August 18, 2008 at approximately 4:00 a.m., SC State Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred near the Queens Village walk through gate on Naylor street. The victim stated that two black males approached him and asked to use his cell phone. The suspects then demanded and took the victims phone and cap. The victim had no money on him at that time. The suspects fled the scene after the incident. There were no reported injuries to the victim.

All students, faculty and staff are asked not to walk alone at night and to avoid hanging out in parking lots. Please contact the SC State Police if you have any information on this case or if you are in need of an escort at (803) 536-7188 or (803) 516-4111.

WHAT YOU CAN DO!!!!!
• Self-protection means knowing how to avoid being the victim of a crime and knowing what to do if you are a victim. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity.
• Remember! Don’t be a HERO. If you are faced with a weapon, the odds are against you.
• Always be aware of you surroundings and the people you come in contact with.
• Avoid walking alone if possible. Walk in groups of four or more and try to stay in well-lighted and populated areas. Try to avoid working late at night alone, if so lock your doors.
• If you are alone at night and find that someone is following you or someone is in your dorm or work area you don't know, go to the nearest safe business, residence or place and call the POLICE for help. Stay on the phone until the POLICE arrive.
• If someone in a car is following you, turn and walk in the other direction.
• Never prop open entry doors to your dorm, and never let someone you don’t know into your dorm who can harm you and other in your dorm.
• Stay away from alleys, shrubbery, dark shadows near buildings, short cuts through parks, vacant lots and deserted areas. • If while on the campus grounds and feel threatened, please use one of the 22 emergency call boxes to contact University Police. Should you have any information concerning any crime
All Crime Alert callers remain anonymous and are identified only by an assigned identification number. Tipsters are never revealed and held in the highest level of confidentiality.

Please be aware of these incidents and report ANY suspicious activities or suspected stolen property to the UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: (803) 536-7188 or (803)516-4111

 

CRIME ALERT

Date Of Alert: August 19, 2008 5:40 p.m.
Type of Alert: Armed Robbery
Location: Mitchell Hall Outdoor Basketball Court and Hugine Suite Parking Lot J. es

On Monday, August 18, 2008 at approximately 9:40 p.m., SC State Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the J parking lot of Hugine Suites near a dumpster. The victim stated that 7 or 8 black males approached him and one asked for a cigarette. The victim then stated that one of the males pointed a gun at him and told him to get on the ground. The victims wallet and cell phone were taken. There were no reported injuries to the victim.

On Monday, August 18, 2008 at approximately 10:00pm, two non-student victims stated that they were robbed at gunpoint near the outdoor basketball court adjacent to Mitchell Hall. The 6 black male suspects took money and cell phones from the victims. The victims further stated that the suspects fired two rounds in the air while fleeing the scene.

On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at approximately 3:00am Orangeburg County apprehended two suspects believed to be suspects from the armed robberies that took place on SC State University’s campus. Further arrests of more suspects are pending.

All students, faculty and staff are asked not to walk alone at night and to avoid hanging out in parking lots. Please contact the SC State Police if you have any information on this case or if you are in need of an escort (803) 536-7188.

WHAT YOU CAN DO!!!!!
• Self-protection means knowing how to avoid being the victim of a crime and knowing what to do if you are a victim. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity.
• Remember! Don’t be a HERO. If you are faced with a weapon, the odds are against you.
• Always be aware of you surroundings and the people you come in contact with.
• Avoid walking alone if possible. Walk in groups of four or more and try to stay in well-lighted and populated areas. Try to avoid working late at night alone, if so lock your doors.
• If you are alone at night and find that someone is following you or someone is in your dorm or work area you don't know, go to the nearest safe business, residence or place and call the POLICE for help. Stay on the phone until the POLICE arrive.
• If someone in a car is following you, turn and walk in the other direction.
• Never prop open entry doors to your dorm, and never let someone you don’t know into your dorm who can harm you and other in your dorm.
• Stay away from alleys, shrubbery, dark shadows near buildings, short cuts through parks, vacant lots and deserted areas. • If while on the campus grounds and feel threatened, please use one of the 22 emergency call boxes to contact University Police.

Should you have any information concerning any crime All Crime Alert callers remain anonymous and are identified only by an assigned identification number. Tipsters are never revealed and held in the highest level of confidentiality.

Please be aware of these incidents and report ANY suspicious activities or suspected stolen property to the UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: (803) 536-7188 or (803)516-4111