Update to off-campus robbery July 3

This message was emailed the afternoon of July 3 to students, faculty and staff as an update regarding a July 3 off-campus robbery at a student’s apartment:

As the Winston-Salem Police Department investigates the July 3 off-campus robbery of a Wake Forest University student, the University Police Department encourages students, faculty and staff to review safety information on the University’s web site.

No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.

Detailed information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of crime is available on the University’s Wake Ready web site at http://wakeready.wfu.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety-tips/

The online information offers recommendations on matters ranging from consistently locking doors to downloading the University’s LiveSafe app.

The July 3 robbery occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at the Deacon’s Station apartment complex off Polo Road.  Two men entered an unlocked apartment and stole a small amount of cash and a cell phone directly from a female student who lives there and quickly fled. The student was not injured.

The Winston-Salem Police Department informed University officers that thefts also occurred from unlocked cars at the apartment complex around the same time.  The Winston-Salem police are investigating the robbery and other thefts.

Anyone with information that may assist in the Winston-Salem Police Department investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700, or Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800.

Meanwhile, the University Police Department recommends that students, faculty and staff contact police immediately if they see anything suspicious.  On campus incidents should be reported to the University Police Department at 336-758-5911.  Off-campus incidents in Winston-Salem should be reported to the Winston-Salem Police Department at 911.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations