Robbery Force and Violence
Date:    September 3, 2017

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, at approximately 2:40am the Department of Public Safety was notified that a student was assaulted on the Taylor St. ramp near the wooded area. It was reported that a suspect struck the student, took a small sum of cash, and fled in an unknown direction. The student sustained a minor injury. Medical treatment was refused. The Metropolitan Police Department will be handling this investigation.

Description of Suspect: 
Black male; black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans. No further information provided. 

If you have information relating to this incident, or witness suspicious activity, please call the Department of Public Safety on 202-319-5111.

Safety Tips:

  • Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas. They are usually not well-lit or heavily traveled.
  • Avoid displaying your cell phone, whenever possible. 
  • If you are approached, take note of the person’s appearance, clothing and anything unusual that will help you identify the suspect.
  • Be aware of the emergency telephones (blue light phone towers) located on campus, in building lobbies, elevators and in parking lots.
  • Trust your instincts.  If a situation does not feel right, take protective action.

General Tips:

  • Report any suspicious individuals to the Department of Public Safety.
  • Program CUA Public Safety into your cell phone for emergencies:  202-319-5111.

The Catholic University of America Department of Public Safety (DPS) notifies the university community when crimes are reported to DPS or local law enforcement, which the university believes represent a continuing threat to the students, faculty or staff, in a manner consistent with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.