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Dorm robbery reported at University of Arkansas

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

click to enlarge SUSPECT: Photos distributed by UA.
  • SUSPECT: Photos distributed by UA.

Fox 16 reports that
a man with a gun robbed a group of students in Pomfret Hall, a University of Arkansas dormitory, about 6 p.m. Thursday. 

UPDATE: The posting of the photo led to an arrest of a juvenile who's been charged with aggravated robberty.

More details follow from an earlier UA release when it posted photos of  the suspect on Facebook:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas Police Department has released a photo of a person of interest in an armed robbery, reported last night (Thursday). The photo is posted on the UAPD Facebook page:

At 8:23 p.m., Nov. 6, University Police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the evening in Pomfret Hall. Police are searching for an individual who followed closely behind residents to enter the hall at around 6:00 p.m. The suspect is described as a black male with scruffy facial hair, mid 20s, wearing black sweat pants and a maroon long-sleeved hooded sweat shirt with a pink backpack on his back. It is reported the suspect held a small pistol during the robbery.

UAPD believes this is an isolated event and will continue to gain information and share safety-related updates as beneficial to the community.

The Division of Student Affairs has put the University Housing units, the Student Union, and Library on full alert and are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Police are asking anyone who may have information that will help identify and/or locate the suspect to contact University Police at 479-575-2222. The other police agencies in Northwest Arkansas have been notified.

As a general safety precaution, students are always strongly advised to go out in groups, and reminded to use caution when walking alone and when entering residence halls. Report anyone who enters a hall without authorization. Residents are reminded to not prop doors open or to provide access to strangers. Residence halls are not accessible to the public due to the security systems in place.

Students may also call for an escort or use Safe Ride. Razorback Patrol Escort Service is available Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. and provides escorts on campus. Call 479-575-5000 for an escort or text 479-249-2188. Police officers will provide escorts when Razorback Patrol Cadets are off duty. Requests for police escorts should be made by calling 479-575-2222. Safe Ride is available Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. and provides service from anywhere in the Fayetteville city limits to your official residence as indicated in ISIS. Contact Safe Ride by calling 479-575-SAFE (7233). When traversing the campus, always be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert for anyone approaching you or your vehicle. Do not hesitate to contact the police department at 479-575-2222. Text tips to the police department at 479-800-0405.

Individuals or groups seeking safety education information or support are encouraged to contact the Crime Prevention Unit at UAPD.

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