Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 1, 1995

Security Alert

     There have been several robberies and assaults on or near
the Homewood campus in the past several weeks. 

     At 4 a.m. on April 12 and 6 p.m. on April 13, the Royal Farm
Store on East 33rd Street was robbed, the first afternoon by one
man and the second afternoon by the first man joined by an
accomplice. In both cases, the assailant threatened the clerk as
if he were armed, but no weapons were displayed in either

     At 11:40 p.m. on April 19, an assailant robbed a Hopkins
student at gunpoint on the southwest corner of 30th and N.
Calvert streets, taking the student's wallet. The student was not

     At 9:20 p.m. on April 23, a student was walking east on
University Parkway. As she was about to enter campus on Goodnow
Road, she was approached from behind by a man she described as
tall, soft-spoken and wearing wintry clothes. He grabbed her
wrist and demanded money. After taking her money, he exposed
himself and then ran off.

     At 3:35 a.m. on April 26, a student walking behind the
Hopkins statue at 33rd and Charles streets was grabbed from
behind by her shoulders by a man she described as about 6 foot 1
inch tall with shoulder-length blond, straggly hair. She quickly
broke away and ran to the Shriver Hall Security Office. The
student was not injured.

     Additional overtime campus police patrols are in place on
the north and east side of the campus from 8 p.m. to 2 to 3 a.m.
The Northern Police District has been asked for additional
attention to University Parkway and Charles and St. Paul streets.

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