If you are the victim of a robbery:

  1. Do what you are told by the person(s) without argument. Encourage others to do the same.
  2. As soon as it is safe, immediately contact HPU Security. The security dispatcher will coordinate the police response, and can send someone to help more quickly.
  3. Provide the dispatcher with as much information as possible:
    • Description of the suspect (clothing, physical description, etc.)
    • Was a weapon involved?
    • Were threats made?
    • Direction and mode of travel (did he flee on foot, in a car, etc.)
    • Was anyone hurt?
  4. Do not attempt to follow the individual but pay attention to what direction he travels.

Crime Prevention:

A robbery or theft may be preventable – taking simple actions can help prevent this situation from occurring to you or someone else.

Consider doing the following:

  • Lock your doors when you leave your room (even for a few minutes).
  • Do not leave valuables (phone, computer) unattended. Take them with you or have a friend watch them if you must leave.
  • If you see something suspicious, call HPU Security or submit a LiveSafe tip. Do not wait to call.
  • Lock your car doors, and do not leave valuables inside.
  • Walk in groups – do not walk alone as this makes you a better target.