DPS alerts campus of attempted robbery behind BNB

Sara Seifeift, Truman State University Department of Public Safety director, sent an email to Truman State University students, faculty and staff at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday night stating that police responded to an attempted robbery in the Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall parking lot at 6:30 p.m. 

A delivery driver parked in the lot to deliver food to students in BNB and when he returned to his vehicle he found a male going through it. He confronted the suspect and an altercation took place. The suspect was reported to have a knife. 

The suspect fled the scene on foot toward Ryle Hall. The victim received minor injuries. 

The victim described the suspect as a middle-aged white male, approximately 5’10, skinny build, with short dark hair and a short beard. He was wearing jeans, a dark coat and was carrying a backpack.

The incident is currently under investigation by DPS. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Truman police at (660) 665-5621.

The email also advised students and staff to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to never resist giving up their property when confronted by an individual with a weapon.