Public Safety Alert: Strong Arm Attempted Robbery

For the protection and safety of su students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the department of public safety releases the following alert:

Strong Arm Attempted Robbery

A student reported that on March 29, 2017, at approximately 4:25 PM, two males knocked on a door of a residence hall room at Ernie Davis Hall and attempted to rob him. They asked the student “where is the sh*t.” The student reports he was unclear what they were referring to. They searched the room and left without taking any items.

The descriptions include suspect #1 – male, six feet tall, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, with white sleeves, white sneakers, and a small mustache. Suspect #2 – male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a dark blue navy hoodie, dark sweat pants with white stripes.

The suspects fled on foot, last seen running westbound on Waverly Avenue. The victim sustained a small laceration to his chin and is complaining of soreness to the throat/neck area.

The DPS is asking for your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at 315.442.5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.