Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813
On 04/11/15 at approximately 3:00 a.m. an individual reported that he was the victim of a strong armed robbery while he was walking alone southbound near the railroad tracks in the area of Sanford Stadium and Greek Park Circle. The victim, no UGA affiliation, stated that he was approached from behind by three individuals and struck on the back of head. The victim reported that after he fell to the ground the perpetrators went through his pockets and took $80 in U.S. currency. The perpetrators then fled the scene on foot, last seen by the victim heading in a northeastern direction. The victim had no visible injuries and declined being evaluated by EMS.
The victim described the perpetrators as two black males and one white male. One of the black males was described as approximately 6’5” to 6’6” tall with a thin build, with the other being approximately 5’10” to 5’11” tall and stocky. The white male was described as approximately 6’ tall with a thin build. All three were described as wearing khaki pants and dark colored hoodies.
The following personal safety strategies are recommended for anyone, regardless of when and where they may travel in the area:
- Always travel in groups when possible
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Always travel in well-lit areas when possible
- Never display cash or other valuables in public
- If consuming alcohol, consume responsibly and moderately
- Report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately
If you have any knowledge of this incident please contact the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.