Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If only we had a parking garage on campus...

Just to give you a feel.......(straight out of the security department)

August 19, 2008
On Monday afternoon, August 18, 2008 at around 4:30 P.M., a student was robbed by force across the street from the University on the corner of Woodland and Independence Blvd. The student observed the suspect yelling and cussing at everyone in the vicinity and even struck a car with his fist as it passed. She started trying to avoid the suspect but, he singled her out and concentrated his aggression solely toward her. He first tried to punch her and grab for her purse all the time yelling obscenities and asking for money. The student was able to get her cell phone out and was trying to call for help when the suspect grabbed the phone and hit her in the arm. He gathered his belonging and left in the direction of Seven-Eleven. The student continued on to the University where the robbery was reported to first security and later Kansas City Police. The robbery is currently under investigation.

UPDATE : 8/19/08:
The suspect in the robbery of our student is in police custody. Her property has been recovered.

August 20, 2008

On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 a student's vehicle was broken into while parked in the lot across from Smith Hall at the corner of Highland and Independence. Entry was gained by damaging the lock cylinder on the driver’s side door. A large amount of property was taken from the vehicle including electronic, power tools and medical equipment. Video surveillance revealed the suspect entered the parking lot in a car and parked close to the victim’s vehicle at about 10:00 A.M. and gained entry to the vehicle in less than 30 seconds. The suspect remained in the vehicle for about 6 minutes and exited making one trip to his car. He back out of his parking space, made one circle around the parking lot, and left the area. The total time on campus was less than 11 minutes. The suspect vehicle is a small gray or silver 2 door compact car with a sunroof and spoiler. There is no indication as to what led the suspect to single out this particular vehicle, but one theory could be a GPS mount left on the dash or windshield of the vehicle.  Another theory is the suspect may have had good luck gaining entry to a particular type of vehicle in the past. Reports have been filed with PD and video evidence is made available to them.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...I'm wondering if this is just not part of the school's way of teaching you how to work in the world of HMOs.
    Or...are there so many hopeful medical students that the school's staff is trying to find a way to literally support the 'survival of the fittest' theory.
    Here I was worried about my daughter living in the depths of Kenya! Her experiences seem like a walk in the park compared to the action there in KC!
    Sure miss your smile here in dull ol' Laguna...