ON REPORTED ROBBERY TO THE UMKC POLICE DEPARTMENT
victim, a UMKC student, was entering the Miller Nichols Library when
she was approached by two females. One of the female suspects asked
the victim if she could use her cellular telephone to call a friend
for a ride home. After using the cell phone the suspect sprayed
the victim with a substance that may have been ‘mace,' took the victim's
car keys and left the area. The suspects then went to parking area 40
where the victim's vehicle was located and drove away.
victim was treated on the scene by medic units with MAST and released.
- Suspect 1 –African American female,
approximately 14-16 years of age, 5'8”, slender build, wearing all
black clothing with a red bandana over her face.
- Suspect 2 – African American female,
approximately 35-45 years of age, 5'2”, heavy build, shoulder length
hair (black in color), wearing a yellow shirt.
UMKC Police Department is conducting an investigation of this incident.
If you have any information, or were in the area of this incident about
the time it occurred please call the police department at 235-1515 and
ask to speak with the on-duty sergeant.
walking or running alone at night. Instead go walking or jogging with
use headphones while walking, driving or jogging.
walk in well-lighted areas.
the use of short cuts.
dark, keep away from large bushes or doorways where someone could
stay near the curb.
someone in a vehicle stops and asks for directions, answer from a
distance. Do not approach the vehicle.
followed, go immediately to an area with lights and people. If needed,
turn around and walk in the opposite direction, your follower will
also have to reverse directions.
not display cash openly, especially when leaving an ATM.
FOR CONFRONTING DANGER
your instincts . If something
"feels wrong" (with a person, a building, a situation, etc.),
something probably is wrong. Even if you don't know why you are uncomfortable,
change your plans, move away from the person, get out of the area
- whatever is necessary to make the feeling go away.
yourself . How do you react in
crisis situations? Do you scream, cry, freeze? What might be your
personal defense options? Every situation is different.
any annoying or dangerous situation, you will be the best judge of
what you need to do to handle the situation. There is no one "right"
crime prevention tips, as well as informational workshops, may be obtained
by contacting the crime prevention office of the UMKC Police Department.
UMKC Police Department
4825 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Office hours: 24 hours per day
7 days per week
365 days per year.