On Friday, April 26, at 2:07 a.m., Vanderbilt University Public Safety was notified of an armed robbery that occurred in the shuttle lot near Natchez Trace. The suspect approached the victim, displayed a gun, took the victim’s car keys and fled the area away from campus in the victim’s vehicle, a 2011 white Kia Optima.

This Security Notice is being issued to remind the Vanderbilt community of the following:

  • Avoid isolated or dark areas.
  • If a stranger does approach, maintain a distance and be observant; if they are in a vehicle, get the license plate number.
  • Stay alert. If you feel uneasy, leave the area. Go to a safe location and notify VUPD.
  • Report any suspicious persons to VUPD. Be prepared to describe the person as best as you can.

Resources and assistance for students, faculty and staff

The Vanderbilt University Police Department is available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need emergency assistance, call (615) 421-1911, or for non-emergency assistance call (615) 322-2745.

The Project Safe Center offers a support line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (615) 322-SAFE (7233).

The Title IX and Student Discrimination Office can be reached at (615) 343-9004.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) can be reached at (615) 322-2571.

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