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Department of Public Safety - Security Alerts
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Theft - November 13, 2010

On November 13, 2010, at approximately 1:50pm, a Columbia University affiliate had his bike removed from a pole in the area of Low Plaza near the Kent Hall steps.  CCTV review shows the male below removed the bike from the area.  Public Safety is attempting to identify this male.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the undersiged. 

If subject is observed in the area, please notify Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery - October 27, 2010

On October 27, 2010 at about 11:40pm, a student was the victim of an assault and robbery on West 113 Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive.  The victim was approached from behind by the males shown below, punched, knocked to the ground and his property was removed.  The males fled west towards Riverside Drive. 

If you have any information about this crime, contact Det. Shannon, 26pct  Detective Squad at 212-678-1318.

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Bike Theft - October 25, 2010

On October 25, 2010 at approximately 8:00pm, a Columbia University affiliate had his bike removed from the bike rack on the eastside of the SIPA doors on top campus.  Another Columbia affiliate had his bike removed from the bike rack in front of Law School on October 27, 2010 at approximately 7:25pm.  CCTV review shows the male below removed the bikes from the area. Public Safety is attempting to identify this male.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the undersigned.

If this person is observed in area, please notify Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Bike Theft - October 18, 2010

On October 18, 2010, Public Safety was notified by a Columbia University affiliate that his bike was removed from the bike rack on the east side of Uris.  Upon CCTV review, the male shown below is observed canvassing the area, then removing the bike between 11:00am to 12:00pm. 

Anyone with information about this incident should contact undersigned.  If this person is observed on campus, call Public Safety immediately at 212-854-5555.

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Forcible Touching  - October 13, 2010

UPDATE October 14, 2010: SUSPECT APPREHENDED

On October 13, 2010 at about 3:10a.m., a student was accosted and grabbed as she was walking on Broadway.  The suspect shown in the photos, attempted to engage the victim in conversation at West 115th Street and Broadway.  He followed her as she walked home and then grabbed her near West 111th Street.  He turned around and walked north and remained in the area for several minutes.  If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, contact the undersigned immediately.  If you see this suspect, call the police immediately at 911.

The victim provided the following description: Hispanic/5'3"-5'4"/20's.

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Robbery - September 29, 2010

On September 29, 2010 at about 9:12PM, a student was the victim of a cell phone snatch on W. 116 St at the Wien Gate.  The student was followed by two males shown below, who accosted her from behind, and grabbed her cell phone as she was entering the Wien Gate.  The victim struggled with one of the suspects and fell to the ground.  The suspects fled towards Morningside Drive, and then into Morningside Park.

If the above subjects are observed around Columbia University, please contact Public Safety immediately at 212-854-5555 and/or 911.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Signoretti, 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1352 or the undersigned. .

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Grand Larceny -iPhone Snatched - August 30, 2010

On August 30, 2010 at approximately 10:50AM, a Columbia University affiliate was walking past the Irving Cancer Research Center/Audubon 3, while talking on his iPhone, a male came up behind him and snatched the phone from his hands and ran East on 166th Street.  CCTV review shows the victim starting to be followed while passing the front of 622 West 168 Street/PH entrance.

Description based off victim and CCTV review:  male black/dark complexion/20 to 23 years of age/muscular build/5'10" tall/last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt/dark khaki shorts and dark sneakers.

Please remember when traveling to be cognizant of your surroundings, especially if you are carrying and/or using a phone/iPod.

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Robbery - August  8, 2010

On August 8, 2010 at about 1:30a.m., a male committed two robberies on West 110 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.  In the first incident, the suspect approached two males, displayed a gun, and took property from one of the victims.  In the second incident, a moment later, a female was accosted by the same male, displaying a gun.  When the victim resisted, the suspect punched the victim and knocked her to the ground.

The victims supplied the following description:  Male/black/dark complexion/30's/6'/300lbs/stubble on face/red baseball cap/white T-shirt/dark pants.  The suspect fled in a white car which was double parked at the scene.

If you have any information about these crimes, please contact 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1318.  If you observe any suspicious activities, or suspicious persons, call Columbia University Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at the Morningside Campus or 212-305-7979 at the Medical Center campus.

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Robbery - July 28, 2010

On July 28, 2010 at about 3:05am, a student was robbed as he sat on a bench on Morningside Drive and West 119th Street.  he was approached by a group of four males who stole his cell phone and iPod.  The suspects fled on foot, north on Morningside Drive, after robbery.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Det. Signoretti, 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1318.  Please exercise caution when traveling at night and report any suspicious activity to Columbia University Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or call 911.

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Assault - July 7, 2010

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at about 10:20pm, a male Columbia University affiliate was the victim of an assault on the corner of West 121nd Street and Broadway. The victim was chased by a group of males who attacked him from behind, knocking him to the ground then punching him about the head and body.  The victim was unable to furnish a description of his attackers.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or 212-678-1352.

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Assault - July 5, 2010

On Monday, July 5, 2010, a female jogger / Columbia University affiliate was the victim of an assault while running within Riverside Park.  The assault occurred between the hours of 5:30am and 6:30am in the vicinity of the tennis courts in the area of 119th Street.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or 212-678-1352.

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Bike Theft - June 22, 2010

UPDATE:  SUSPECT APPREHENDED ON 7/22/2010

On June 22, 2010 at approximately 12:10 p.m., a Columbia University affiliate had his bike removed from the bike rack on the eastside of Uris Hall.  CCTV review shows the male below removed the bike from the area. 

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Public Safety Investigations at 212-854-0377.

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Robbery - May 29, 2010

On May 29, 2010 at approximately 12:40 a.m., a Columbia University student reported being a victim of a robbery on 115th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.  The victim stated that a male came up from behind her and forcibly removed her property, and then fled towards Morningside Park. Columbia University Public Safety is attempting to identify the two males in the photos, who may have important information about this crime.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the undersign or Detective Signoretti at the 26th Precinct Detective Unit, telephone #212-678-1351 or 212-678-1352.

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Robbery - May 21, 2010

On Friday, May 21, 2010, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a student was the victim of a robbery as she was jogging in Riverside Park near West 120th Street. The victim was approached by two males who pushed her, while grabbing her iPod....

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Detective Rob Shannon at the 26th Precinct Detective Unit, telephone #212-678-1318.

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Robbery - May 17, 2010

On Monday, May 17, 2010 at about 6:50 p.m., a student reported that he was the victim of a robbery and assault, as he was walking in Morningside park, on the steps at West 116th Street. The victim provided the following description....

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the undersigned or Detective Rojas at the 26th Precinct Detective Unit, telephone #212-678-1318.

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Robbery - May 16, 2010

On Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 11:20pm, a Columbia University student reported being a victim of an assault and robbery in front of 100 Haven Avenue by three (3) males. The victim was assaulted and his iPod was removed. CCTV review showed the 3 males below lingering in the area prior to the incident.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Kevin Rivera, 33rd Precinct Detective Squad, at 212-927-3780.

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Larceny Alert - April 23, 2010

On April 23, 2010 at approximately 6:30 p.m., in Cafe 212, the male shown in the photo below, took a laptop, which had been left unattended by the victim. Please remember to keep your property with you at all times.  If you have any information about this crime, or if you see this suspect, call Public Safety immediately at 212-854-5555.

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Larceny Alert - April 21, 2010

On April 21, 2010 at about 2:30 p.m., the male shown in the photo, stole a laptop from the lobby of Uris Hall.  The victim had stepped away from his property to make a phone call, and the subject picked up the laptop and left the area.
If you observe this individual, call Public Safety
immediately at 212-854-5555. Never leave your property
unattended.

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Security Alert -March 25, 2010

UPDATE: SUSPECT APPREHENDED

The male shown in the photos is responsible for at least
three thefts at the Law School and SIPA in the last week.
This male enters class rooms, and steals property that is left
unattended.
If you observe this individual, call Public Safety
immediately at 212-854-5555. Never leave your property
unattended.

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Robbery Alert - February 17, 2010

On February 17, 2010, a Columbia affiliate was assaulted and robbed as he was walking in Morningside Park. At approximately 5:20 p.m., two males approached him from behind, punched him, knocked him to the ground and stole his property. The suspects fled east towards Morningside Ave.

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Burglary Alert - Dodge Hall - January 31, 2010

UPDATE: SUSPECT APPREHENDED

On January 30, 2010, at approximately 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the subject shown in this alert was observed in Dodge Hall attempting to gain access to lockers and rooms. During this time period a theft was reported by a Columbia University affiliate.

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Phone Snatch Alert W 113th St. - January 26, 2010

On Friday, January 22, 2010, at approximately 2:30 pm, A Columbia
University affiliate reports that while walking south on Broadway near
W.113th St., the male shown in this alert, snatched the phone out of her hands
and ran east on 113th St. Video showed the subject in the area for
approximately 20 minutes prior to the incident.

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Robbery Alert - January 25, 2010

On Saturday, January 23, 2010 at approximately 6:00 pm, a Columbia University medical student reports he was a victim of a Robbery on 169th Street between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenues. The student was approached by two males, one claiming to have a firearm, demanding his phone. The suspects fled east toward Broadway. The student reported no injuries.

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Robbery Alert -  January 13, 2010

The New York City Police Department has notified us that on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at approximately 2:15 am, a non affiliate reported that while walking south on Fort Washington Avenue between 168th Street and 165th Street, a male exited a vehicle, came up to him, displayed a handgun and demanded his property. The suspect went back to his vehicle that was driven by a second person and was observed driving towards Riverside Drive. No injuries were reported. In this Alert is the description given of the suspect and photos of the vehicle in question.

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