On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at approximately 10:39 a.m., the North Carolina Central University Police Department was dispatched to a larceny in the area of Masondale and South streets. The incident occurred at the corner of Mary Townes Science Building near Formosa Street. A young black male suspect approached a victim outside of the building and asked if he could use her cell phone to call his mother. After the victim dialed the phone number, the suspect took the cell phone and ran away from the scene westbound. No injuries were reported. During this incident one of the victim’s friend ran after the suspect. This case is being investigated by NCCU Police Department.
Suspect # 1: Black male, 6 ft. tall, 135 lbs. slim build, short haircut, dark complexion, approximately 16-17 years old, wearing gray hoodie, red T-shirt and baggie jeans.
Any person(s) having information regarding this incident should contact the NCCU Police Department immediately at 919-530-6106.
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 your 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-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 others in your dorm.
Stay away from alleys, shrubbery, dark shadows near buildings, and short cuts through parks, vacant lots and deserted areas.
IMMEDIATELY REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES OR SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE TO THE NCCU POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 919-530-6106.