Public Safety Update: Robbery

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., a student was the victim of a robbery outside of the West Campus Starbucks. The student reported that the suspect – an unknown male – opened the student’s car door and displayed what appeared to be a knife and demanded the vehicle. The student gave the suspect cash, but he persisted until the student drove away. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a male, 15 to 16 years of age, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black mask. The suspect was last seen heading north on Henry Street.

If you were in the vicinity at the time and witnessed the incident, 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 or via the Rave Guardian app.

If you or someone you know has been affected by an incident on or near campus, please know that there are resources available to you. In addition, for your safety, please review these suggested safety strategies.

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