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SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery off campus

Oct. 14, 2016, 3:33 PM

On Friday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m., a person not affiliated with Vanderbilt reported to Metropolitan Nashville Police that they were robbed in the driveway between Panera Bread and Starbucks on 21st Avenue South.

Suspect description: The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5’8″, with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a jean jacket and black-and-gray gym shorts. He was armed with a handgun and was last seen in a gray vehicle with front bumper damage, possibly a Chevy Malibu.

The vehicle was last seen headed away from campus on 21st Avenue South toward downtown.

If you have information relating to this incident, please call the Vanderbilt University Police Department at (615) 322-2745.

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