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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.