The University of Texas-Pan American police department emailed a Crime Alert to the University community Nov. 14 at 3:48 p.m.
The email stated:
“Campus crime alerts and timely warnings to the community comply with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
The UTPA PD has received a report that student forcibly had an iPhone taken from her while at the University Library at approximately 3:40 pm on November 13, 2012. The victim stated that she was on the second floor when the suspect engaged her in idle conversation, then grabbed the cell phone from her, struck the victim in the stomach with a closed fist, and departed the area.
The suspect is described as:
- possibly white male
- between the age of 30-40
- long black pulled back hair
- wearing khaki pants and black t-shirt
If you have any information about this crime, please contact UTPA police immediately.
The UTPA PD encourages you to be aware of surroundings at all times. If someone is attempting to take your property-LET IT GO! Nothing is worth your personal safety. As an additional note, if you have an iPhone/iPad or Mac enable device, be sure to register them through Apple and activate the program for finding that device. This will allow the police to possibly track down the device.
The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact theUTPA Police Department at 956-665-7151; the Edinburg Police Department at 956-383-7411; or the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at 956-383-8114. Together we can make a difference in our community.”
The Pan American staff is looking into the incident for more information.