Abilene Police are continuing an investigation on an attempted robbery case that occurred near the ACU campus last Friday.
A 19-year-old female reported a suspect attempted to rob her while she was jogging near ACU on EN 19th St.
Jimmy Ellison, chief of the ACU Police Department, said there are no further developments in the case.
The victim reported to the ACU Police that around 1:15 p.m. a white male hit her, demanded money, knocked her to the ground and forcibly searched her pockets before leaving on foot.
The suspect was described to be in his late 30s to early 40s, about 5’10” tall, weighing about 200 lbs. with a dark complexion and beard. The suspect was wearing a dark gray hoody with worn sleeves and a rip in the collar and dirty blue jeans. He had the hood over his head and was wearing sunglasses.
The victim reported to the ACU Police about one hour after the incident occurred. The ACU Police responded to the report immediately and also notified the Abilene Police Department. They checked the area thoroughly but did not find the suspect.
“One of the challenges of this case is that there was approximately a one hour delay between when the incident occurred and when the victim reported it,” Ellison said. “This posed a challenge. The suspect had one hour to get out of the area so that’s always a challenge when dealing with a delay.”
The victim wished to remain anonymous and was unable to be contacted.
Ellison said this was a highly unusual event to occur near ACU.
“When you run, we suggest you carry a cell phone with you,” Ellison said. “Call the police immediately if something happens or if you see suspicious activity. It’s always a good idea to have safety in numbers. And we always recommend you use the Lunsford Trail to run or jog on.”
If you have any information, please contact the ACU Police at 325-674-2305 or the Abilene Police at 325-673-8331.