As the Winston-Salem Police Department investigates the July 3 off-campus robbery of a Wake Forest University student, the University Police Department encourages students, faculty and staff to review safety information on the University’s web site.
No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.
Detailed information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of crime is available on the University’s Wake Ready web site at http://wakeready.wfu.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety-tips/
The online information offers recommendations on matters ranging from consistently locking doors to downloading the University’s LiveSafe app.
The July 3 robbery occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at the Deacon’s Station apartment complex off Polo Road. Two men entered an unlocked apartment and stole a small amount of cash and a cell phone directly from a female student who lives there and quickly fled. The student was not injured.
The Winston-Salem Police Department informed University officers that thefts also occurred from unlocked cars at the apartment complex around the same time. The Winston-Salem police are investigating the robbery and other thefts.
Meanwhile, the University Police Department recommends that students, faculty and staff contact police immediately if they see anything suspicious. On-campus incidents should be reported to the University Police Department at 336-758-5911. Off-campus incidents in Winston-Salem should be reported to the Winston-Salem Police Department at 911.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations