Suspect Sought In Attempted Robbery Of UA Staff Member

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A staff member told police a man tried to rob him outside the Arkansas Union on the University of Arkansas campus early Wednesday (Nov. 21).

Police said a custodial worker reported an aggravated robbery about 2:50 a.m. outside the Arkansas Union, located near the center of campus.

The suspect was described as a black male, about 25-30 years old, with short, curly hair. He was wearing a red sweatshirt with black sleeves, as well as blue jeans. He was also wearing a white t-shirt that had been ripped from the altercation with the victim, police said.

The custodian told police the man said he had a knife, but the blade was never seen. The pair did get in a scuffle, but the custodian was cleared by medical personnel.

The suspect was last seen running west on  Maple Street. Anyone with information is asked to call UAPD at (479) 575-2222.

UAPD warns anyone against walking alone across campus at night. Those who need an escort can contact Razorback Patrol Escort Service or Safe ride.

Razorback Patrol is available from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and can be contacted at (479) 575-5000 or by texting (479) 575-2222.

UA Safe Ride is available on campus only Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. and anywhere in Fayetteville Wednesday through Saturday from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Safe Ride can be contacted by calling (479) 575-SAFE (7233).