Public Safety Update: Attempted Armed Robbery

On Friday, June 4, 2021, at approximately 6:45 p.m., a student was the victim of an attempted robbery in the 900 block of E. Genesee Street. The student reported while attempting to sell their laptop computer, the suspect – an unknown male – displayed what appeared to be a black colored handgun and attempted to take the laptop computer without rendering payment. The suspect was unsuccessful and fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a teenage male, wearing pajama style black pants, a red jacket and white sneakers and was last seen fleeing northbound on S. Crouse Ave. between E. Fayette St. and Erie Blvd. East.

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.