The Arizona State University has long been known as Tier One, PARTY SCHOOL but now headed towards another title, Most Dangerous College Campus In The USA.
Two separate ARMED ROBBERIES occurred in the past week in and around the Arizona State University campus. One happened on Thursday morning 11-10-16 and the other early Sunday morning 11-13-16. ASU students have been murdered in prior armed robberies around the campus for items they were carrying in public.
The first armed robbery occurred at about 4 a.m. outside of the District on Apache, about a quarter-mile away from Barrett, the Honor’s College.
According to the Tempe Police, the man was held at knife point by the suspects, described as two black males. A third unidentified suspect drove the two men, but no further description of the other man was obtained, Tempe police said. Sources confirm the victim was an ASU student. Meanwhile, the Arizona State University Police were too busy moving officers from one campus to another to appear as if they have staffing. ASU Police have had a STAFFING CRISIS for about 10 years running.
Tempe Police said the suspects were driving a silver or gold Toyota Camry and the victim was not injured.
In a statement to its residents, the District on Apache, known for frequent criminal activity, addressed the robbery.
“Because our goal at the District on Apache is to foster and create a happy, healthy and safe community for every resident, we want to alert you that we have had a report of an alleged robbery in the vicinity of the property,” the statement read.
The second robbery occurred outside of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building on the Downtown Phoenix campus at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.
According to a statement released by ASUPD, two suspects approached the victim while he sat at a table outside of the Cronkite Building. The suspects stole the victim’s bag, threatening to shoot the victim if they resisted, ASU police said.
According to ASUPD, the victim was treated for minor injuries by police and released. We are happy to report this victim survived the encounter, not everyone is so lucky.
“Anytime a crime is committed against a member of the ASU community it concerns all of us within the department,” said ASU Police in an email. The Arizona State University Police have only email fluff to offer because they can’t adequately staff any of their campuses. ASUPD added that the ASU community should remain vigilant, especially when traversing the campus at night. Especially since they will be lucky to ever see police, all the money goes to fat cats who never leave office spaces.
“We ask that everyone in the ASU Community always remain alert and aware of your surroundings, and trust your instincts. If a situation feels unsafe, take appropriate safety precautions,” ASU PD stated in an email.
On a positive note, the inability of the ASU Police Department to staff it’s police department gives the Arizona State University Criminal Justice Department something to study. They can learn more about how to not manage a police department so citizens can get the adequate public safety they deserve.