How often do home invasions at gunpoint happen on college campuses when school is out of session?
They don’t happen unless criminals feel no threat in doing so, especially at colleges unless it’s the Arizona State University Crime Spree Zone.
With no staffing, no patrol presence, and completely incompetant management at the ASU Police department it’s going to get worse as word of mouth spreads about the ease of breaking the law and getting away with it more often than not.
Here’s the story:
ASU police investigate armed robbery at student housing on Mesa Polytechnic campus
Anne Ryman, The Republic azcentral.com
Arizona State University police are investigating an armed robbery that was reported late Sunday night on the Polytechnic campus in Mesa.
Police say a man, armed with a handgun, forced his way into a residence shortly before midnight at West Desert Village, a student-housing complex on the Mesa campus, and demanded the victim’s laptops and cellphones. The man then fled out the back door.
The suspect is described by police as a white man from 16 to 30 years old. He is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build and short blond hair. Police say he wore dark jeans and a green hooded shirt with writing. He had a black bandana over the lower part of his face.
ASU Police say no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call ASU Police.
The department put out two emergency alerts early Monday morning, the first asking people to avoid the area near 6928 E. Usher Ave., and the second giving the all clear.
Robberies have not been common occurrences on ASU campuses in recent years, according to statistics the university is required to report to the federal government under the Clery Act.
In 2014, the Tempe campus reported three robberies, the West and Downtown Phoenix campuses each reported two robberies and the Polytechnic campus reported one robbery. Clery statistics for 2015 won’t be published until October, and 2016 statistics won’t be available until the following year.
Crimes that occur off campus near universities aren’t generally required to be reported under the Clery Act unless the crime occurs on property the university rents or controls.
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Suspect arrested :
ASU police worked with Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale police departments to make the arrest.