Community Alert August 24, 2016

Date & Time of Incident: 
August 21, 2016 12:01 am to 12:30 am
Report Type: 
Reported Offense Summary: 

A robbery was reported to University Police on August 23, 2016 at 9:52 PM. The reported incident occurred on August 21, 2016 shortly after midnight, at 16th St NW and Gordon Ave.
The victim reports being robbed by two men in the area of 16th Street NW and Gordon Avenue while walking alone. Firearms were presented during the incident by the suspects, items were taken. No one is in custody.  Please contact the Charlottesville Police Department if you have any information about the incident.

Appearance of suspect is reported to be:


Black or African American







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Additional Description:

A second suspect was also described to police as: Race: Black or African American; Sex: Male; Height: Unknown; Weight: Unknown; Hair Color: Dark; Eye Color: Unknown; Age: Unknown; The victim was not able to provide additional suspect characteristics for either men.

Prevention Tips

  • If possible, don’t walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can—there is safety in numbers.
  • Use Safe Ride. Put their number (434-242-1122) into your speed dial. Know the service area and hours by visiting
  • If you feel threatened on Grounds or in nearby areas, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 911.
  • If you are confronted, COOPERATE! Give the criminal what he/she asks for - wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards, and electronics. Your life is more valuable than replaceable possessions. Don’t make sudden moves or try to apprehend the criminal yourself. Concentrate on remembering a description and call police immediately.
  • 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.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don’t turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.
  • If harassed or assaulted, scream and attempt to run for safety.
  • Know your neighborhood. Identify police and fire stations, libraries, emergency telephones – as well as the hours of operation of local stores and restaurants.

Emergency/Crisis Resources (24/7):



Sexual Assault Resource Agency

(434) 977-7273

Shelter for Help in Emergency

(434) 293-8509

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Emergency Line:

(434) 972-7004

Dean on Call (Call UVA Police and ask for the Dean on Call):

(434) 924-7166

UVA Emergency Department/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners:

(434) 924-2231

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline of Virginia:

(800) 838-8238

Ongoing Support from Confidential Resources:

Department of Student Health


(434) 243-5150


General Medicine

(434) 972-3915



(434) 924-2773


Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center Counseling Services

(434) 982-2252


Ongoing Support (Non-Confidential) and Guidance, including academic and housing accommodations:

Office of the Dean of Students

(434) 924-7133

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