Theft, Assault Reported Around Campus
Administrators received reports of a theft that occurred on campus and a physical assault that occurred in a neighborhood near campus. Both incidents occurred yesterday afternoon, according to a University-wide email.
The theft occurred in front of Alabama Residence Hall at about 3:50 p.m. Two male perpetrators, both of whom remain at large, responded to an online advertisement that a male student had posted, according to the email. The perpetrators agreed to meet the student in front of Alabama so that he could sell them his old cell phone. However, the subjects snatched the cell phone as soon as the student had placed it on a table in front of them and ran from the area. One of the subjects reportedly punched the student after he began to run after them; both subjects ran down Dickie Drive toward Eagle Row, according to the email.
The student described the assailants as two black males — one described as wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, approximately 5 feet 5 inches, 130 pounds with short hair and a dark birthmark between his eyebrows.
The other subject reportedly was wearing a T-shirt of unknown color and blue jeans, approximately 5 feet 7 inches, 150 pounds and had a “low-cut hair style.”
No weapon was involved in the incident.
Approximately 28 minutes later, another incident occurred in a neighborhood near campus. A teenage male reported to DeKalb County that he was walking along Springdale Road at 4:18 p.m. when he was accosted by two males. The assailants proceeded to push him to the ground before grabbing both his backpack and cell phone.
The victim described the assailants as black males, both of whom wore white shirts and black pants, according to the email. One subject was approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet in height with a goatee beard and waist-length dreadlocks. The other subject was “shorter in height with a slim build.” No weapon was involved in this incident either.
University administrators encourage anyone who knows of any information pertaining to either of these two incidents to contact the DeKalb County Police Department at 770-724-7850 or the Emory Police Department at 404-727-6111.
— Stephanie Fang