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UK Police issue crime bulletin after robbery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Following a robbery Sunday night near an apartment complex near the UK campus, the UK police department has issued a crime bulletin for the campus community.

Police say around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, a UK student told them he was robbed at gunpoint near the Newtown Crossing Apartments on Foreman Avenue.

The victim says two men, who had shirts across their faces as masks, approached him and robbed him of some personal property. The victim says one of the robbers showed a handgun.

After the robbery, police say the suspects ran off towards the Scott Street area.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Lexington Police at 859-258-3600 or UK Police at 859-257-8573. You can also call Bluegrass Crimestoppers at 859-253-2020.

UK Police have also offered the following safety precautions:

If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.

Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.

Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.

Whenever possible, look out for your friends when you go out together; walk together and make sure that everyone gets home safely.

Request a free SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).

Park in well-lit areas when possible.

Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc.).

Make statements with authority - "Back off! Stop! No way!" You deserve to be respected.


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