A female victim reported an attempted robbery to University police Saturday night, according to a right-to-know alert issued by Tim Longo, chief of University police and associate vice president for safety and security. The incident occurred at 10:31 p.m. at the Colonnades at Lambeth Field.
According to the alert, the victim reported that a man ordered her to stop and appeared to be holding an unidentified object, and the victim fled to call the police.
The suspect is described as an African American male aged 30 to 39, weighing between 200 and 250 pounds. He was said to be wearing a grey plaid shirt over a red hoodie with blue jeans and brown boots.
Benjamin Rexrode, crime prevention sergeant for the University Police Department, added that UPD is “working diligently to identify the suspect.” UPD requests that anyone with information relating to the incident — or who noticed an individual matching the suspect description between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m. Saturday night — contact them at 434-924-7166.