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Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department
Thursday October 11th, 2018 :: 10:41 p.m. PDT


Robbery on SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

October 11, 2018
Contact: Robert Brownlee
Phone: (707) 527-1000

Santa Rosa, CA On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at approximately 8:14 p.m., the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) District Police Department Dispatch Center received a call from a female student who stated a male subject with a gun took all of her money near the southeast side of Bech Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus. An SRJC District Police Officer was in the area and arrived on scene within seconds and two additional officers arrived within a minute.

The investigating officer made contact with the student while all other units searched the area for the suspect. The student said she had just come out from class when two male subjects approached her from behind. The student said one of the males grabbed her by the sleeve of her shirt and she tried to pull away. She said the male then pointed a gun into her back and told her to give him what she had. She removed some money from her backpack and gave it to the male suspect. The student said the male suspect then pushed her toward the bushes and both subjects left southbound on foot, possibly on the pathway between Lark Hall and Baker Hall.

The firearm was described as a black handgun. The first male suspect was described as a dark skinned, medium build, male in a dark hooded sweatshirt, with the hood covering his face, and possibly wearing a “gold chain” necklace. The second subject, described as a dark skinned, heavyset, male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with “USA” on the front and the hood covering his face.

SRJC District Police Officers thoroughly checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects. There were multiple students in the area at the time. This is an ongoing investigation and District Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident, any suspicious person or activity prior to the incident or afterwards or anyone with additional information regarding this case to contact the SRJC District Police Department at (707) 527-1000.

The SRJC District Police is committed to the safety to all those in our community and will be actively patrolling. Please do your part in being safe on campus by doing the following:

• If you are on the campus late, ask someone you trust, a colleague or friend, to walk or drive you to your vehicle.
• If you have any concerns and must walk alone, call the District Police for a uniformed safety escort to walk you to your vehicle, class, office, or other area on campus. (707) 527-1000.
• Stay in well-lit, well-populated areas and park your car in well-lit, well-traveled areas of the parking lots.
• Be aware of your environment. Don’t be afraid to look over your shoulders. It’s not rude to maintain a safe distance between yourself and others.
• Be aware of the locations of the nearest emergency phone stations and program the phone number for District Police into your cell phone; (707)527-1000.
• Send the message that you are calm, confident, and know where you are going.
• Carry your keys in your hand. You will be able to get into your car faster and the keys may be used as a weapon if necessary.
• Avoid blind corners. Take wide turns so that you have room to react to what’s ahead.
• Walk with confidence.
• Check your backseats before getting into your car.
• Always to lock your vehicle and roll up your windows.
• If you see someone loitering around your car as you approach, STOP!, turn around, walk away and watch them from a distance.

The District Police are also asking everyone to be aware of their surroundings while on campus and to immediately report any suspicious persons or activities to (707) 527-1000. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! We all must work together in keeping our community safe.

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Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department
2032 Armory Dr
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-527-1000

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