Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Arrest warrant issued for robberies suspect

by Rachel Essa

By Sam Combest —

University of Louisville police have obtained a warrant for an unidentified suspect for two Jan. 9  robberies on campus.  In one, the victim was sexually assaulted in her Cardinal Towne apartment.

Two RAVE alerts were sent Jan. 9. The first at 6:50 a.m. said a student reported being robbed at gunpoint at the University Pointe apartments. The second alert at 10:55 a.m. reported a student was robbed and sexually assaulted.

University of Louisville Police Department Chief Gary D. Lewis Jr. said, “Our investigation has revealed the suspect is linked to several of our recent campus incidents, however, although a warrant has been issued, legally we cannot release the name of a uncharged suspect.”

Both RAVE alerts described the suspect as an African-American male, between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 200 pounds and wearing dark clothing. 

ULPD has been working in conjunction with Louisville Metro Police Department’s specialized units to apprehend the suspect.

Jan. 9, several Card Towne residents reported seeing ULPD officers going door-to-door asking how many occupants were in the residences. In some cases they were asking for identification.

“The University Police Department has increased its patrols in the most impacted areas following the recent incidents to include Cardinal Towne,” Lewis said. “Additionally, we’ve partnered with Student Housing in an effort to conduct proactive safety checks with an emphasis on reminding residents to lock and secure doors at all times to reduce potential crimes.”

“In the past two days, I’ve had several officers come to my door asking who was in my room, how long I’ve been in my room, and so on. This happened three times to be exact. I noticed there were several officers on my floor throughout the day, “ said sophomore Roman Wood, who lives on the fourth floor of Card Towne.

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