Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 16, 1995

Security Alert

     Attempted robbery, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2:25 a.m.: A student
walking south in the 3200 block of St. Paul Street was approached
by a male who held his hand in a plastic bag as if armed. He
demanded money from the student who did not comply, running,
instead, to the corner of 33rd and Charles streets. There he
flagged down a Security Department escort van to report the
incident. The student was not injured.

     Armed robbery, Saturday, Oct. 7, 11:05 p.m.: Seven students
walking west in the 200 block of 33rd Street were approached by
two males, one of whom pointed a handgun at the students and
ordered them to empty their pockets. The students were then
ordered to lie on the ground. After searching two of the victims,
one assailant walked on the students, none of whom were injured.

     Robbery, Monday, Oct. 9, 12:10 a.m.: A JHMI employee, and
part-time student, walking east in the 200 block of East 32
Street, was approached by a male and a female  who had gotten out
of a car parked at the south curb. The female demanded the
employee's property, pulling a Walk-man radio from her left arm.
The two assailants then re-entered the car and drove away. The
employee described the car as a late model Subaru with Maryland
license tag CRS120.

     Robbery, Monday, Oct. 9, 8:55 p.m.: A student walking east
on the walkway between the emergency phone and the steps on
either side of the Johns Hopkins statue at 33rd and Charles
streets was approached by a male who held his hand in a plastic
bag as if armed. The assailant forced the student to accompany
him to a bank machine at 26th and Charles streets, where he
demanded money. The student was not injured. 

     Armed robbery, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:44 p.m.: A male, not
affiliated with Hopkins, was walking east in the 100 block E.
30th Street, when he observed two males following him. When he
turned onto the 2900 block Hargrove Alley, one of the males
displayed a handgun, demanded money and then ran east on 30th

     With the recent robberies in the area, the Homewood Security
Department has increased the frequency of patrols on and around
the campus. Overtime officers have been assigned to patrol the
areas along the Charles Street corridor to include the wooded
area south of the beach and around the Merrick Barn.

     Wackenhut officers and the university's Charles Village
officer are concentrating their efforts where robberies have been
reported off campus.

     In addition, members of the Northern District Police
Department's Violent Crimes Task Force have been assigned to the

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