By Eli Hughes–

A U of L student was injured during a robbery at The Retreat apartment complex near campus around 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 11. A RAVE alert regarding the incident was sent out at 5:53 a.m.

The University of Louisville Police Department reports that officers responded to the report and the suspect fled the scene. The victim was a U of L student who was injured and had property stolen during the incident.

ULPD Chief of Police Gary Lewis did not give any further information when asked about the nature of the victim’s injuries or the weapon involved in the attack.

There is no physical description of the suspect at this time, but Lewis says that they are working with the victim to get more information. ULPD is encouraging anyone with information pertaining to this incident to call (502) 852-6111.

“We are reminding students faculty and staff not to provide access into facilities for non-affiliated persons by ‘propping’ or holding doors open,” Lewis said.

Students are also reminded to follow these safety tips provided by ULPD:

-Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
-Walk with confidence and purpose.
-Use well-lit public walkways.
-Walk with a friend.
-Avoid texting or displaying a smartphone while traveling.
-Use the Cardinal Cruiser escort service by calling (502) 852-6111 -Download the free RAVE safety app for your iPhone or Android phone.

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