Students robbed at gunpoint, campus locked down briefly

athletics_GCGEORGETOWN, KY – Two students reported to Georgetown police on Thursday (Jan. 30) evening that they were robbed by a single gunman.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the College’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house, located near the corner of Clayton Avenue and Hollyhock Lane.

The campus was locked down for about thirty minutes after the robbery while police and county sheriff officers searched for the suspect who has not been located but who is believed to no longer be in the area.

Neither student was injured. The robber stole wallets and cell phones which have since been recovered. According to police, officers and K9 were tracking the robber when they found the stolen items in a nearby field.

Following established procedure, notification of the lockdown was sent to members of the campus community who have signed up for the College’s Emergency Text Notification System.

Campus safety is of utmost importance. Students, faculty and staff who have not done so are encouraged to complete the emergency text notification sign-up through the my.georgetowncollege.edu portal.

Police describe the suspect as a black man, in his late 20s, who wore a dark hoodie and a camouflage vest at the time of the robbery. Anyone with a possible lead is asked to contact local police or campus security.



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