Security Notice: Robbery

On Wednesday, May 15, at 3:06 a.m., VUPS was notified of an armed robbery that occurred at the Mapco on 21st Avenue South near Children’s Way. Three suspects went inside the store, displayed a gun, took items from the store, and fled the area in a silver sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima.

This security notice is being issued to remind the Vanderbilt community:

  • 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 can be reached at (615) 322-2571.