10:58 AM

Attempted Robbery at Main and Rothwell

An attempted robbery was reported on campus. The incident took place at 9:40 a.m. at the corner of Main and Rothwell Streets near campus. The suspect evaded UHDPD and is described as an African American male with torn blue jeans, gray hoodie, black undershirt and black and gold shoes.

The UHD Community is advised to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report suspicious activities to the UHD Police Department: 713-221-8065 / 713-221-8911 (emergency). UHDPD also can be contacted using the emergency call boxes located on campus and in parking lots/garages.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.