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Kent City Police Seek Assistance in Locating Suspects

Posted Apr. 5, 2011

Kent City Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred off campus at approximately 9:11 p.m. Tuesday evening.  A Kent State student reported being robbed at gunpoint on Lincoln Street near the Dartmouth Place Apartments by three males.  The suspects are described as one white male and two black males between the ages of 18-23 wearing jeans, white winter coats and toboggan hats. The suspects fled in a red, older model Pontiac vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Kent City Police Department at 330-673-7732.

The safety of our faculty, staff, students and visitors is our first priority at Kent State University.

Besides the presence of the Kent State Police Department, security aides are available to provide escorts across campus each night between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., call 330-672-7004 for an escort on campus. The security aides are in direct contact with University Police Services via two-way radios. Every residence hall complex is patrolled from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. every day. Our well lighted campus also includes outdoor campus phones, which can be recognized by their blue lights, and can be used for emergency and non-emergency situations. Courtesy phones are located at the entrances to residence halls. Frequently used campus phone numbers are posted at each phone including numbers for emergencies, campus security, and escort and motorist assistance.

Cooperation and engagement of all students, faculty and staff in our campus safety program is our best defense against crime. We encourage all members of our campus community to take simple, commonsense precautions as a way to assume responsibility for their own safety. Please consider these tips:

  • Find safety in numbers, practice walking with a companion or in groups at night;
  • Keep the doors of residences, offices and automobiles locked;
  • Mark your valuables with a personal identification number in case of loss or theft;
  • Have your keys ready when walking across parking lots and watch for any suspicious person or activities;
  • Never leave your keys unattended in the car ignition; and
  • Lock all valuables such as mobile devices, laptops, cameras, book bags, briefcases and textbooks in the trunk.

Media Contact: Tom Neumann 216-695-0554