Georgia College Public Safety is alerting the campus community to a reported armed robbery that took place at the intersection of West Thomas and North Jefferson Streets at approximately 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. A Georgia College student was approached by an unknown male who brandished a gun and demanded their property. The victim gave their wallet and phone to the man, who then fled the scene north on Jefferson Street. The Milledgeville Police Department is investigating the crime.
The safety of the campus community is a top priority for Georgia College. Fortunately, no one was injured in the Friday morning robbery, but it was nonetheless a very troubling incident. This advisory is to make the campus community aware of crimes reported in close proximity to the campus which poses a general safety concern and to remind everyone of the on and off campus resources available.
Georgia College Public Safety would like to remind the university community to keep a vigilant eye in knowing your surroundings at all times and to report any suspicious activity that you see around campus. If you find yourself in a potentially unsafe situation, you may request an escort from GC Public Safety at any time by calling 478-445-4400.
Additionally, you may download the Rave Guardian App (available in the app stores), which allows you to place a panic call to Campus Police, set a safety timer or send anonymous tips. When calling Campus Police or if the safety timer expires through the Rave Guardian App, your profile and location information will be shared with dispatch to provide quick and accurate response in times of an emergency. To learn more about Rave Guardian, watch this YouTube clip or visit their website. This service is free, and you can provide as much information in your profile as you want. When signing up, be sure to select that you’re associated with a school, and then enter your GC email address.