UNO’s Department of Public Safety (UNODPS) has determined circumstances exist that members and guests of the UNO campus community should be aware of. Please read this notification for additional information.
Offense: Strong-Arm Robbery
Location: Elmwood Park
Date/Time of Occurrence: 9-24-2020 2:07 p.m.
Description of suspect: Black male, 6’4”, wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with black pants, driving a black, four-door Jeep Wrangler
A student reported that they pulled into a parking lot in Elmwood Park at 2:07 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. A black Jeep Wrangler pulled in behind them and forced the student to get into the vehicle. The suspect drove the student to a nearby store to withdraw cash from an ATM. No weapon was shown during the incident. The student reported the incident to UNO’s Department of Public Safety at 3:29 p.m.
No arrest has been made in connection with this incident. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’4” tall, and was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with black pants. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a black, four-door Jeep Wrangler.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime should contact the Omaha Police Department.
Safety Tips and Resources:
While we recognize crime can occur in any circumstances, regardless of precautions taken, we would like to encourage all members of the Maverick community to take the following steps to support their personal safety and security.
Be aware of your surroundings. Know escape routes in your current location.
If possible, park in well-lit areas.
Walk in pairs, if possible; there's always safety in numbers.
If you observe anyone acting in a suspicious manner, or if you feel threatened in any way, call the police immediately by dialing 911.
Incidents like this can cause significant anxiety. Confidential counseling services are available.
All staff members in UNO's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center are free and confidential victim and survivor advocates certified by the state of Nebraska.
More information about campus resources for safety, security and support can be found on UNO's website.
Public Safety Response:
UNO's Department of Public Safety patrols the campus area 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As standard protocol, the department will increase its presence in areas where a crime is reported that may impact the safety or security of the campus community and guests.
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