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ODU Alert 2/13/09

An Old Dominion University student was robbed at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, while skateboarding in the 1200 block of 42nd Street.

A single perpetrator approached him from behind and police believe he used a stun gun on the student.  The student reported the incident to police this morning and was taken to the hospital were he was treated and released.  No description of the perpetrator is available.

The campus community is reminded to take precautions to keep yourself and your friends and colleagues safe.  Visit the university's Campus Safety web site at http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/safety to learn safety tips, sign up for the ODU Alerts system, and anonymously report information about a crime.  The web site also contains important phone numbers, including police, campus escort service and counseling services.

Additionally, the university has extended both the hours and the routes of its campus shuttle system and students, faculty and staff are urged to utilize this service especially in the late evening hours.  More details about the shuttle service are available at the Campus Safety web site.

This article was posted on: February 13, 2009

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Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114

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