SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery off campus

On Saturday, Sept. 14, VUPD was notified by the Metro Nashville Police Department of two off-campus robberies that occurred near the Vanderbilt campus.

At 8:05 p.m. a strong-arm robbery occurred at an off-campus location near 16th Avenue and Grand Avenue. The male suspect approached the victim from behind and took her purse. The suspect was last seen traveling on foot westbound on Grand Avenue in the direction of campus.

At 8:30 p.m. an attempted armed robbery occurred in a parking lot at 23rd Avenue North and West End. Three male suspects approached the victim’s vehicle and began asking her questions and one of the suspects drew a gun. The suspects were last seen traveling on foot eastbound on Elliston Place toward downtown.

The victims in these incidents are NOT affiliated with Vanderbilt.

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

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