Off-Campus Robbery – HPD CFS # 2010-015379


TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN
Possible Threat to the Community
"Your Right to Know"
March 4, 2010

OFFENSE:      Robbery

LOCATION:    1300 Block Devon Lane

TIME:              Thursday, March 4, 2010, just before 3:00 AM.

SUSPECT(S): -   One offender is described as a black male, approximately 6'2"  in height, wearing a black hat, black jacket, and dark jeans
-   The second offender is described as a white male with dark hair, who was wearing a gray sweatshirt.

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the Harrisonburg Police Department are giving notice of a incident involving an alleged armed robbery at an off-campus residence.

The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking for information regarding an over-night robbery.
 
Just before 3 a.m. police responded to the 1300 block of Devon Lane for the report of a robbery. The victim reported two unknown males forced their way into his residence and took money, a television, a game system, an iPod, and a cell phone.
 
Both offenders displayed handguns during the incident.
 
One offender is described as a black male, approximately 6í2 in height, wearing a black hat, black jacket, and dark jeans. The second offender is described as a white male with dark hair, who was wearing a gray sweatshirt.
 
There were no reported injuries during this incident.

The case is still being actively investigated by law enforcement.  Anyone with information on this incident should call Harrisonburg Crime Solvers at 540.574.5050 or the Harrisonburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 540.437.2640 or contact the James Madison University Police by telephone at 540.568.6911; in person at the Public Safety Office in Anthony Seeger Hall, located at the intersection of West Grace and South Main Streets; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu .

Members of the University community are urged to be vigilant and report any unusual circumstances and/or suspicious activities/persons immediately to law enforcement.  

JMU and the City of Harrisonburg want to encourage everyone in the Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies all the time and to make these good daily habits.   Close and Lock all exterior doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days to go to class, go to the store, visit a friend or leave town for the holiday.  Be particularly cautious about leaving ground level doors and windows unsecured and even individual room and office doors in complexes where multiple occupants have access to common areas inside the perimeter of the residential, administrative and academic facilities.   This warning also extends to vehicles.  Car windows should be up, car doors should be locked and valuable contents should be secured out of sight.

On-campus students are reminded to exercise safe practices in their dorms by keeping individual room and suite doors secured. Donít share access codes with anyone and do not allow unknown individuals to piggyback into exterior doors to residence halls when you come or go.  You should always report lost or missing JAC cards and/or keys to University officials as soon as possible.

The poster version of this message suitable for posting on bulletin boards in your area will be available in PDF or HTML versions at: http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml. Be careful to reconcile the case number and date on the poster version selected with that found at the head of this message.
 
Thank You and Stay Safe!