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Two attempted robbery incidents on First Street


September 06, 2007

The following two incidents took place on Aug. 30, 2007, and were reported to the Phoenix Police Department:


At approximately noon on Aug. 30, a female student reported that she was assaulted while at a parking meter at First Street north of Fillmore Street. The assailant tried to take her purse but was unsuccessful and fled the scene.


At approximately 8:30 p.m. on the same day, a male student who was with two other ASU affiliates fought off three suspects who had demanded his valuables. The accosting group was unsuccessful and fled the scene.

To help prevent these situations from happening to you, remember to utilize these safety tips:


* Walk with confidence and alertness. Remain aware of your surroundings at all times.
* Keep your head up and your posture erect. Maintain a brisk, confident pace.
* Park in well-lighted areas.
* Avoid parking beside high-profile vehicles such as trucks, trucks with campers and vans.
* Do not flaunt expensive items as you walk around.


The ASU Police Department also encourages the usage the Safety Escort program:

  • ASU Police Aides provide escorts 24/7. Call (602) 496-3456
  • Copper Square Ambassadors provide "pal-alongs" throughout Copper Square until 11 p.m. Call (602) 495-1500.

If you witness a crime, call 911. Report suspicious activity to Phoenix Police by calling (602) 262-6151. The ASU Crime Prevention Unit is available to consult with individuals, colleges or departments in developing strategies for personal safety and workplace safety. They can be contacted at (480) 965-3456.