September 22, 2013
Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813
On September 22, 2013, an armed robbery was reported to have occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the roadway of Lumpkin Street adjacent to the Baptist Student Union. The victim was offered and accepted a ride by three unknown black males while walking towards campus from the downtown area near Lumpkin Street. Once in the area of Lumpkin Street where the victim was to be dropped off, one of the passengers produced a handgun and robbed the victim of his cell phone and wallet. The vehicle was described as a white four-door sedan, possibly a Buick. All three suspects were described as black males, approximately 5’10” to 6’ in height with slim/lean builds. The driver was further described as having dread locks approximately to his shoulders and wearing a white t-shirt. The front seat passenger (who produced the handgun) was further described as having shoulder length dread locks and wearing a dark navy or black t-shirt. The rear seat passenger was further described as having a short afro type hair style.
The University of Georgia Police Department urges all individuals, regardless of their location, to be extremely cautious of their surroundings. Traveling in groups is always preferable if it is an option, especially during night time hours and in less populated areas. However, individuals who are inclined to assault or victimize others are not bound by any geographical or time constraints. Accepting rides from unknown individuals is highly discouraged. Please use caution and notify law enforcement immediately if you observe suspicious activity.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident or the identity of these suspects is asked to contact the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200.