Robbery Prevention Tips

March 15, 2016

The following tips may help prevent robbery.

Travel with others

  • UC Berkeley's free Night Safety Services 
  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • Avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas
  • Use well-lit, well-traveled routes
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Dress in clothes and shoes which will not hamper movement

If you sense danger...

  • Move away from the threat. Cross the street and increase your pace.
  • Join a group of people or enter an open business establishment.

Keep valuables out of sight

  • Do not display cash in a public area
  • When out and about, keep your electronic devices out of public view as they are a popular robbery target 

Report to the police

Dial 510-642-3333 or use a Blue Light emergency phone if you need help.

Please do not delay in calling 911 from a campus landline phone.

UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of criminal or suspicious activity in a timely manner to assist us in intervening in potential criminal actively and apprehending suspects.