The Auburn Police Division is investigating two assaults that occurred near downtown on Friday night.
Police responded to two overnight incidents involving two males who were approached and assaulted as part of an attempted robbery, campus safety and security said. Campus safety did not report if the two victims were students at Auburn.
A 23-year-old male was assaulted in the 100 block of North Donahue Drive at about 10 p.m. and another 21-year-old male was assaulted in the 100 block of North College Street at about 12:30 a.m. The suspects attempted to steal property from the two victims but were only successful in one of the attempts.
Police said the suspects in both incidents were three males in their late teens or early twenties. The victims were alone when they were assaulted.
The Auburn Police Division encourages anyone having information related to these incidents or any suspicious activity or persons
The University Campus Safety and Security office issued the following reminders:
- When walking at night, always walk in groups, in well-lit and well-traveled areas.
- Avoid using
shortcutsthat are secluded.
- When intoxicated, use designated drivers, call a taxi, or call a sober friend rather than driving or walking while impaired.
- Other night time transportation options:
- The Night Security Shuttle provides rides on campus from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. seven days a week while classes are in session, except the evenings of home football games and university holidays. Dial 334-844-7400 for a ride. For more information, visit https://aub.ie/SecurityShuttle.
- In partnership with the Student Government Association, Tiger Ten runs several regular routes from downtown Auburn to on campus and off campus locations on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. For more information, visit https://aub.ie/TigerTen.