Attempted ‘strong-arm’ robbery reported near campus

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The UK Police Department received a report around 1 p.m. Tuesday of an attempted “strong-arm” robbery near the intersection of Virginia and Press Avenues.

The victim, a female UK student, was approached by an unknown man who reportedly tried to force her to give him her phone, according a UKPD press release.

When the victim refused to comply, the man reportedly pushed her, and then fled toward campus, according to the release.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-11-inch, thinly-built black male in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a graphic design and a baseball cap, according to the release.

Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to call UK police at 859-257- 8573.