LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Students at the University of Louisville are on alert following an attempted strong-armed robbery Tuesday night, Oct. 18.

Campus and metro police were notified of the crime at The Arch apartments on South 4th Street around midnight and sent out an email to students on Wednesday.

Police say a non-student reported being approached by a man who demanded her purse and allegedly hit her.

The woman says she pulled out mace, making the attacker run away toward Industry Road.

Campus police reminds students, faculty, and staff to call campus police at 852-6111 if they see any suspicious activity around the university.