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Woman robbed at knife point after leaving hospital

Lt... Col. Kenny Brown, University of Louisville Police Lt... Col. Kenny Brown, University of Louisville Police
Margaret McGarrey Margaret McGarrey
Stacey Scheon Stacey Scheon

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - University of Louisville police has issued a safety warning after a woman was robbed at knife point while walking to her car.

"It's reported to us that a lady had been followed into the garage," said Lt. Col. Kenny Brown.

Police say it happened shortly after 8 p.m. August 1 at the Chestnut Street Garage after the victim, who was from of town, went to visit a loved one at University Hospital.

"Appears she did cooperate and evidently he took some money from her and fled on foot," said Brown.

Police say the victim wasn't hurt.

"It's scary very frightening," said Margaret McGarrey, who had parked in the Chestnut Street Garage Tuesday afternoon."I don't usually park in parking garages. I'd rather be out on the streets; I think a lot of them are kinda scary."

Police say the victim went back to University Hospital to report the crime. They are hoping surveillance video may give them a better idea of who they are looking for and if there were any witnesses.

"Right now we are looking for a possible suspect is a black male about 5' 5", very thin build," said Brown. "He was wearing and oversized t-shirt with black or denim shorts and black tennis shoes."

UofL sent out a crime notification alert warning people about the incident.

"I received the alert via text message from the University's alert system," said Stacey Scheon. "I knew as soon as campus police sent it out. I'm very grateful that UofL uses the alert system to keep us as safe as possible."

If you know anything about this robbery, call UofL Police at 852-6111.

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