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Strong Arm Robbery

Strong Arm Robbery occurred near the Pickens St. walk bridge. For more info: http://bit.ly/gpUqGQ

Type of Alert:
Strong Arm Robbery

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 06, 2012 around 12:10 a.m.

Location:
Pickens St. Bridge

Suspect 1 Information:
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Vehicle: None
Height: Approximately 6'3"
Weight: Slim
Age: Mid 20's
Clothing: White tank top, Dark pants
Other: Beard

Suspect 2 Information:
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Vehicle: None
Height: Approximately 6'3"
Weight: Slim
Age: Mid 20's

Clothing: Dark tank top, Dark pants

Incident:
Just after midnight, a strong-arm robbery occurred near the Pickens Street walk bridge. Two males approached a student, punched him in the face, stole an undisclosed amount of money, and left on foot. No weapons were observed. Law enforcement is in the area at this time.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
- Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well lit and well-traveled routes are best.

- The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

- Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

- The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

- Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Leave.

- If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

 
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