Notice to the Campus Community from University Police

Crime Alert: Attempted Purse Snatching

On Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 6:28 p.m., ULPD officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Rex Street in reference to a report of an attempted purse snatching. The complainant stated she parked her vehicle along Rex Street near Madison and Griffin halls, and that she began walking along the sidewalk towards the Conference Center. The complainant said that she was approached by two black males. One of the male suspects ran up and grabbed her purse. The complainant stated she punched the suspect and screamed. The suspects then turned and ran towards E. Lewis Street as she ran with her purse to the Conference Center to contact ULPD. Officers canvased the surrounding areas with assistance from Lafayette City Police, but were unable to locate the suspects.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male believed to be in his early 20’s, approximately 6’0″ tall, medium complexion, short “fro” hairstyle, and wearing a gray jacket, black jogger pants, and tennis shoes.

Suspect 2 is described as a black male, in his early 20’s, with longer hair. 

The case is currently under investigation.

This information is being provided in an effort to comply with the federal Jeanne Clery Act.


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