Off-campus robbery and assault with weapon

Published December 1, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Buffalo Police report they are investigating a robbery and assault with a weapon of a UB student that occurred on Lisbon Avenue near the UB South Campus at 5:30 p.m. this evening (Dec. 1). 

According to Buffalo Police, the suspect is described as a black male with a knife, 5-foot 4-inches tall, wearing a camouflaged jacket with lime-green striping. The Buffalo Police have released their photo of the suspect: https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloPoliceDepartment/photos/a.215454641928274.49234.212316725575399/801499016657164/?type=3&theater .

University Police have posted a special police unit to the South Campus and have increased patrols on the campus. Buffalo Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood near the campus. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call to the Buffalo Police “E” District at 716-851-4416.  For any incident on campus, please call the University Police at 716-645-2222.

Members of the university community are reminded to stay alert to their surroundings and always travel with other people. When possible, use the SBI Safety Shuttle or other UB transportation services. Call 716-829-2584 for shuttle information and to schedule rides, or go to https://subboard.com/healthed.html for additional information. 

For safety tips, go to http://upolice.buffalo.edu/safety.php or www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/public-safety/whattodo.php .