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UofL police alert students after two robberies on campus

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University of Louisville Police are investigating two robberies in just two days on campus. University of Louisville Police are investigating two robberies in just two days on campus.
Devin Elkins Devin Elkins
James Stottman James Stottman
Lt. Col. Kenny Brown Lt. Col. Kenny Brown

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – University of Louisville Police are investigating two robberies in just two days on campus.

UofL students Devin Elkins and James Stottman commute to Louisville from Shepherdsville every day and park near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

"We come in at 8 and then we leave around this time so it's always daylight outside," said Elkins.

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The daylight didn't stop one man Monday afternoon. Police said a female student was walking to her car in the same lot when she noticed a man stealing her license plate. Police said he got the plate from her car and then got in his.

"As he was driving away he struck the student with the car and knocked her down," said Lt. Col. Kenny Brown, University Police.

The student was ok, but now nerves are not.

"It's scary to be able to walk out here and have somebody stealing your license plate or trying to rob you, this is suppose to be a safe place," said Elkins.

The day before there was another robbery. Police said on Sunday, just before midnight a female student was walking from the Chevron parking lot on West Cardinal Boulevard to Bettie Johnson Hall when a man asked her for directions. 

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"When she stopped to give directions he grabbed her and grabbed her wallet and took off running," said Brown.

The two robberies prompted an email alert. "Even though it does scare people a lot, I'm glad that they tell us," said Elkins.

"We don't want our students to feel unsafe and when something like that happens that's when we like to get in the area as much as we can to make sure it doesn't happen again,"

University Police urge students to be aware of their surroundings and to give them a call if anything seems suspicious.

"We're still just buddying up," said Stottman. "I wouldn't say we are doing anything different because I kind of feel we are already doing the best we can."

Police do not believe these crimes are connected because the suspect description is not similar.

While the descriptions are vague police believe in the license plate robbery, the suspect was driving a gold Dodge Intrepid.

If you have any information call UofL police at (502) 852-6111. 

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