BAM Alert: Exercise Extra Caution

March 11, 2008

BAM: Assault/robbery on campus

UPDATE 3-12-08:
text of e-mail sent to campus community 9:30 a.m.

Good morning.

First, I want to thank students who were on campus, and particularly in Kable Residence Hall, last night: you stayed calm and showed good judgement. We’re proud of you. Thanks also to the Mary Baldwin Student Life staff, the Staunton Police Department, and Mary Baldwin Security staff who responded quickly and appropriately.

There has not yet been an arrest for the assault, nor have there been further incidents on campus. So, we encourage everyone to be vigilant and exercise caution as we go about our normal activities.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of Kable Residence Hall and Deming Hall yesterday evening between 7 and 7:30 OR who saw anyone fitting the descriptions below is asked to contact Investigator Nestor of the Staunton Police Department at (540) 332-3851.

The assailant was a white male between 40 and 45 years old, between 5’9” and 6’ tall, with a pot belly. He is balding, has a mustache, and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes.

— Crista Cabe, Associate Vice President for Communication, Marketing, and Public Affairs

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Posted March 11, 2008, 10 p.m.

This evening (Tuesday, March 11), a student guest was assaulted and robbed while entering Kable Residence Hall. The assailant, a white male accompanied by a white female, has not been apprehended. Additional security officers have been deployed for the safety of students and others on campus.

The following descriptions have been given:

  • The white male is between 40 and 45 years old, between 5’9” and 6’ tall, and has a pot belly. He is balding, has a mustache, and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes.
  • The white female is between 25 and 30 years old. She is slender and has blond hair, possibly shoulder-length.

We urge you to exercise extra precaution on campus this evening. Keep building doors locked and travel in groups. Be alert to your surroundings and report any suspicious persons to security at 887-7000.