UPD believes robberies may be related

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

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Eastern’s emergency notification system alerted students about four robbery incidents in seven days, with the most recent being Sept. 20.

Adam Due, the chief of university police department, said they believe some of the incidents are related.

  • The first incident occurred Sept. 13. Early morning on the south side of Booth Library, with reports of not only a robbing, but also battery.
  • 17 at 4:30 p.m. between Lumpkin and Klehm Halls.
  • 18 at 3:30 a.m. between Fourth and Polk
  • 20 late afternoon on Fourth Street by the basketball courts.

Due said many of the victims of the crimes have been males in their late teens to early 20s. He said none of the incidents involved a weapon and no arrests have been made, but possible suspects have been detained with the incident still under investigation.

“We are working with Charleston PD although the on-campus and off-campus cases aren’t necessarily related,” said Due.

For each of the incidents, Eastern’s email alert notified students and included a list of safety tips, which Due said could be used during any time of the day.

Included in the list were tips such as: Keeping your doors locked when you nap or go to bed for the night, Remember the location of the emergency phones and avoid walking alone at night.

Charleston and University Police Departments didn’t release any identifiable information regarding the suspects and specifics about each of the four incidents despite continuous phone calls.

 

Roberto Hodge can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]