09/18/2019 at 12:00 AM
At approximately 12 a.m. on September 18, two non-Washington University-affiliated people had just parked their car in the rear of an apartment building in the 5900 block of Delmar, near Hamilton Ave. As they exited their vehicle, three subjects wearing surgical masks approached them, displayed a handgun, and demanded their property. The subjects then entered the person's car and drove away, last seen heading north on Hamilton Ave.
The incident was reported to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD).
At 12:30 a.m., the roommate of one of the victims in this incident, who is a Washington University graduate student, contacted WUPD and reported that her car key had been in her roommate's purse, which was stolen during the carjacking. When WUPD officers arrived to assist the student, it was discovered that her vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot. SLMPD determined that the subjects had stolen the vehicle shortly after the carjacking, and had left the area.
No injuries were reported.
Note: This incident occurred outside of the Washington University Police Department (WUPD) patrol zone, which is our standard parameter for distributing crime-related notifications. Because of recent criminal activity in the area, and because it involves a Washington University graduate student, we are sending this Security Memo out of an abundance of caution, to keep our community informed. You can view the WUPD patrol zone on the WUPD website.