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News Release — 25 November 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Kristin Sullivan, (817) 272-5364, email@example.com
ARLINGTON - UT Arlington police are stepping up foot and bicycle patrols in and near campus housing communities in response to recent reports of cell phone robberies on and near campus.
In each of the incidents, pedestrians have been hailed or approached by a stranger who asks for the victim's cell phone. In several cases, the victim has been assaulted as the suspect takes the victim's cell phone.
"We are doing everything we can to stop these individuals from committing more crimes on campus," said Ricardo Gomez, UT Arlington assistant police chief. "We are supplementing our regular patrol with extra foot and bicycle officers. And we are trying to educate our community and provide tips that can lessen the chance that someone will become a crime victim."
Gomez urged students, faculty and staff to be alert to their surroundings when outdoors and to avoid walking alone at night.
In addition, police say:
Anyone with information about the incidents should call campus police at 817-272-3381.
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