Security Alert Two robberies have occurred recently at the NationsBank at 3121 St. Paul Street. At 12:20 p.m. on Christmas Day, a Hopkins employee was using an ATM machine in the bank's lobby when she was approached from behind by two assailants. They held her shoulder and then grabbed her purse. She spun around, and they demanded the money she was holding, reported by the victim to be in excess of $200. The victim surrendered her property, and the assailants fled east on 32nd Street. The victim was not injured. The second incident at the same location occurred between 7:50 and 7:55 a.m. on Dec. 31. The victim, a JHMI employee, was using the bank machine when a lone male assailant entered the bank lobby using a card, put his hand into his pocket as if armed and threatened the victim. He took money from her hand and, using her ATM card, withdrew additional cash. The assailant fled in an unknown direction. Police have made an arrest in the first case. One of the men wanted for that robbery was seen on Dec. 27 by the victim who alerted the Security Office. He was followed and kept under observation by campus officers until police from the Northern District arrested him at Greenmount Avenue and 31st Street. He has been charged with robbery, possession of a deadly weapon and drug possession. If you have any information regarding either of these incidents, please call Homewood Campus Security, at 516-4600, or the Northern District, at 396-2455.
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