Clery Crime Alerts

Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Columbia University is required to alert the campus community to certain crimes that pose a continuing danger to the campus community in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

Robbery

On Thursday December 5, 2019 at 10:01pm, an affiliate was the victim of a robbery on the southeast corner of W 114th street and Riverside Drive. The unknown persons in the photos below threw the victim to ground and forcibly removed the victim’s property. The person depicted in the middle photo never removed the facemask. The unidentified persons fled northwest and entered Riverside Park at W 115th street. If the identities of these persons are known or if seen please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On November 21, 2019, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety of a Robbery that occurred at approximately 11:30 PM on November 20, 2019 in front of 155 Claremont Ave. A Non-Affiliate had his motorized bike taken by at least two unknown individuals. One unknown individual rode off North bound on Claremont Ave with the motorized bike, the second unknown individual rode off North bound on Claremont Ave in a White 2DSD (unknown plate). If anybody has any information in regards to this robbery, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On November 11th, 2019 at approximately 09:50am an affiliate had their property removed from their room inside of Wallach Hall (1116 Amsterdam Avenue). An unknown person entered the affiliate’s room through an unsecured door and removed a laptop and other items, without permission or authority to do so. If you have any information in relation to this incident contact NYPD 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On Wednesday November 6, 2019 at 10:28pm person #1 pictured below did enter the lobby of 604 W 115th street and removed several packages without permission or authority to do so, while persons #2 and #3 remained outside acting in concert. All three unknown persons walked north on Broadway and boarded a northbound MTA Bus on W 122nd street. If the identities of these persons are known or if seen please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On October 16th, 2019, at approximately 11:23 am the two individuals pictured below removed two backpacks from Faculty House without permission or authority to do so. The two individuals were last seen entering the vehicle pictured below at approximately 11:30 am. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on Morningside Drive past West 114th Street. If they are seen or if their identity is known, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On Saturday October 5th, 2019, the individual pictured below was present on campus in the early morning and later in the evening. The subject entered numerous buildings, opening lockers and entering private spaces. The New York City Police Department has identified this suspect and he is subject to arrest. If seen, call 911 or Public Safety at 212-854-5555. This person should be considered dangerous and possibly armed. Maintain a safe distance if seen. Please note, subject has been observed wearing the white gloves and usually has the drawstring of his sweatshirt hood pulled tight.

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Burglary

On September 29, 2019, at approximately 2:10 P.M. inside of 507 West 113th Street the unknown individual in the photo below did gain entry into the building by ringing the intercom. Once inside the building the individual removed several packages that did not belong to him. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On September 24, 2019, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety of a Robbery that occurred at approximately 12:52 A.M. on September 24, 2019 on West 113th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. A Non-Affiliate had his motorized bike taken by two unknown individuals who were riding on a motorized dirt bike. The unknown individuals were last seen heading north bound on Riverside Drive. If the identities of the individuals known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Fondling

On September 14, 2019, at approximately 1:15pm while walking east from 632 West 125th Street (Prentis) the individual pictured below did grab an affiliates genitals. This individual continued to walk west on W.125th Street toward Riverside Drive. If you have any information about this crime, contact Public safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On multiple occasions dating from September 2nd, 2019 through September 7th, 2019 the person in the photos below is seen on CCTV entering 526 w. 122nd street and removing mail from
the mailboxes without permission or authority to do so. The person is seen on CCTV entering the building by using a device to manipulate the lock of the entry door. If the identity of the individual
is known, or if seen, please contact 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 3 pm, the New York City Police Department notified Public Safety that a Robbery of an non-affiliate had occurred in front of 3280 Broadway (Nash Building) at 2:48 am. Below are the individuals wanted in connection with that incident. If you have any information about this crime, please call Public safety at 212-853-3333 and the 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1351.

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Burglary

On August 22nd, 2019 at approximately 06:39 pm the individual in the photos below did enter the School of Social Work (1255 Amsterdam Avenue) and removed property from offices
on the 7th floor without consent or authority to do so. The person is also seen entering Business Law (1125 Amsterdam Avenue) at approximately 06:29 pm prior to entering the School of Social
Work. The person is last seen traveling Northbound on Amsterdam avenue past 123rd street. If the identity of the individual is known, or if seen, please contact 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On August 5, 2019 at approximately 6:06 AM inside of 512 West 112th Street the unknown individual in the photo below did break the glass door into the building and did remove a package that did not belong to him. The individual was last seen walking eastbound on West 112th Street. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Assault

On July 23, 2019 at approximately 10:08 PM at West 110th Street and Broadway, an affiliate was the victim of an Assault. The unknown individual in the photos below did walk up behind the victim and punched him in the back of his head causing the victim to fall to the ground breaking his arm. The unknown individual was last seen walking eastbound on West 110th Street. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Motor Vehicle Theft

On July 22nd, 2019 an affiliate’s motorcycle was stolen while parked in front of 430 West 116th street. At approximately 01:13pm two unknown individuals exit from the vehicle in the pictures below and put the affiliate’s motorcycle into the back of the van. The van was last seen traveling southbound on Morningside Drive past 115th street at approximately 01:15pm. If the identity of the vehicle’s owner is known or if the vehicle is seen immediately contact NYPD 911 and Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On Thursday, June 20, 2019 at approximately 7:30 A.M. on West 131st Street between Broadway & Old Broadway the individual pictured below did use physical force to remove United States currency from a non-affiliate. If you have any information about this crime, please call Public safety at 212-853-3333 and the 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1351

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Burglary

On June 17, 2019, an Affiliate reported her property being removed from her Office in the North West Corner Building. CCTV shows the person in the photos below, who is wanted for numerous thefts on Campus enter the Affiliates Office at about 1:39 P.M. and leave a short time later. Anyone with any information should contact the 26 Precinct Detective Squad or the undersigned. If the person is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Attempted Robbery

On June 3, 2019, at approximately 11:15 PM an affiliate and a non-affiliate were the victims of an Attempted Robbery that took place on College Walk at the sundial. The unknown individuals in the photos below did approach both victims, threatened them and demanded money. Both individuals did exit the campus at and entered the subway. Further investigation revealed the persons below are responsible for other similar acts in the area of W 112 St/Broadway and W 120 St/Broadway prior to this incident. If the identity of the individuals is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Friday, May 31, 2019 at about 8:27 p.m. and again on June 1, 2019 at about 3:47 p.m. two males robbed pedestrians as they were walking on Broadway between W. 109 St. and W 110 St. The males approached their victims from behind and forcibly removed property. In both cases, the males fled east towards Amsterdam Ave. Descriptions of the males are limited. Both appear to be about 15-16 years of age. They each are wearing hoodies, one red, one black. If you have any information about these crimes, please contact the 24 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1866. Please remember to be attentive as you travel through the neighborhood.

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Robbery

On May 26, 2019 an Affiliate reports being the victim of a Robbery that occurred at 121 Street and Amsterdam Avenue at 10:50 pm. Below are the photos of the individuals wanted in connection with this robbery. If the identities of the individuals are known or if seen please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

The unknown individual in the photos below was observed on CCTV removing numerous packages from multiple buildings on West 115th Street and West 116th Street between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Drive. The individual is bypassing the lobby entrance doors by using a plastic card to manipulate the locks between the hours of 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Attempted Robbery

On April 6, 2019, at approximately 8:20 pm at the north west corner of west 112 street and Amsterdam Avenue known PNG John Collins, pictured below did attempt to remove an affiliates property without permission or authority to do so. This individual was last seen heading north bound on Amsterdam Avenue. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 and Public safety at 212-854-5555. NYPD complainant # 2019-026-1033. 

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Burglary

On April 1, 2019 the person in the photos below entered several offices in Law School (435 w. 116th street) and removed property. The person has been seen on campus on a number of previous occasions prior to April 1, 2019 and is in possession of stolen property. The person is last seen traveling Northbound on Amsterdam avenue after boarding an MTA NYC Transit Bus on the corner of W. 115th street and Amsterdam avenue at approximately 12:32 AM on April 1, 2019. If seen call 911 and notify Public Safety 212-854-5555.

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Fondling

On March 11, 2019, The New York City Police Department reported that an individual person was fondled while walking eastbound on West 168th, St. in front of the School of Nursing (560 W. 168th, St.) The unknown person shown below was recorded grabbing at that person. The individual fled east bound on 168th street and entered the subway station on Saint Nicholas Avenue. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-305-7979. Det. Rawdon, SVU 212-860-6857. Complaint# 2019-033-969.

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Burglary

On March 5, 2019 between 3:00 AM and 3:35 AM the unknown individual shown in the photo below entered several Columbia University properties on West 111th Street and West 115th St. The individual bypassed the door locks and removed the contents of several packages. The individual was last seen traveling northbound on Riverside Drive in a Silver colored Four Door Sedan with NY License plates. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Thursday February 28, 2019, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety that at about 8:05 P.M. on Wednesday February 27, 2019 a non-affiliate was the victim of a robbery in front of 524-530 W 122nd Street by the unknown persons in the photo below. The persons involved fled east on W 122nd Street and entered Morningside Park. If the identities of these individuals are known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On February 20, 2019 at approximately 5:25 PM inside of 549 Riverside Drive, an affiliate had their package, along with several other packages taken by the unknown individual in the photos below. The individual was last seen traveling southbound on Claremont Ave in a Dark Colored 4DSD with unknown NY License Plates. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-4790.

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Robbery

On February 10, 2019 at approximately 7:10 PM Columbia University Public Safety was notified of a robbery that took place at West 120th Street and Broadway. The unknown individual in the photo below did ask the complainant if he had money in his backpack and then took a swing at the complainant causing his Apple Air-pods to fall to the ground. The unknown individual did pick up the Air-pods and fled eastbound on West 120 Street toward Amsterdam Ave. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Friday, September 28th, 2018, at approximately 6:40pm, the unidentified person shown below did display a knife and remove property from Morton Williams supermarket located at 2941 Broadway. The individual was recorded on CCTV entering Columbia University from Lerner Gate (West 115st and Broadway) and exiting on West 116st and Amsterdam Ave. before fleeing inside Morningside Park. If you have any information about this crime, or can identity this person, contact the NYPD 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212 927-678-1351 or Public Safety Operations at 212-854-5555.

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Grand Larceny

On September 20, 2018 at approximately 3:27am, an affiliate’s Motorcycle was stolen in front of 235 West 169th. St, by an unknown person. This person was seen pushing the Motorcycle southbound on Fort Washington Avenue towards 165th. Street. If any information about this larceny known, please call Public Safety at 212-305-7979 or 911.

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Robbery

On September 15, 2018, the Columbia University Department of Public Safety was notified that a Non-Affiliate was a victim of a Robbery at the rear of the Manhattanville Forum Building on W. 129th street at approximately 4:00 pm. The unknown individual in the photos below did approach the victim and did proceed to assault the victim by hitting the victim with an unidentified object. The individual then proceeded to remove the victim’s personal items from his pockets. The individual fled eastbound on 129th street past Broadway. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:54pm, the unknown person in the left and center photos below did enter the lobby of 411 W 115th street and removed several packages without permission or authorization to do so. The person in the right photo acted in concert while remaining in a vehicle outside. The vehicle is last seen driving north on Morningside Drive. If the identities of these persons are known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Update: Suspects apprehended 9/5/2018

Fondling

On July 28, 2018 at approximately 02:33pm, an affiliate reported that she was fondled while walking eastbound on West 168th street between Fort Washington Avenue and Broadway in front of 651 W. 168th street. The unknown individual in the photos below did approach the victim and did grab the victim. The individual fled east bound on 168th street towards Broadway. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-305-7979.

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Grand Larceny Auto

On July 20, 2018, an affiliate had her 2017 Audi A4 stolen out of the SIPA Garage on W. 118 Street. CCTV shows the individual in the photos below enter the vehicle then exit the Garage at 10:41 A.M. The vehicle is last seen heading north on Morningside Drive. Anyone with any additional information should contact the 26 Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or the undersigned. If the individual is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Attempted Robbery

On July 3, 2018 at approximately 11:50 PM inside of 500 West 122nd Street, the unknown individual in the photos below did forcibly try to remove property from an affiliate. The unknown individual did fail in their attempt and did flee Northbound on Amsterdam Avenue. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On June 25, 2018, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety that at about 9:21 PM on June 23, 2018 an affiliate was the victim of a Robbery on the center mall of Broadway and West 116th Street. The unknown individual in the photos below did approach the victim and did ask to use his cell phone. When the victim asked for the phone back, the individual did display a large piece of glass and threaten to stab the victim. The individual fled north bound on Broadway. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Fondling

An affiliate reported that at approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018, they were fondled while standing near an elevator on the 3rd floor   stacks area of Butler Library.The affiliate reports the following description: Male/ late 20’s/ heavy build/ white T-shirt/ black pants/curly hair /5’8”-5’10” height.No further detailed information has been provided. If you have any information about this incident call Public Safety at (212) 854-5555.

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Burglary

Based on an investigation by the New York City Police Department, this incident originally classified as a Larceny has been upgraded to a Burglary. On April 6, 2018, at approximately 03:45am, the person in the photo below was observed on CCTV removing property from 521 w. 111th street and 530 w. 112th street. The unknown person is last seen entering the Subway Station entrance on the North East corner of 110th street and Broadway at approximately 04:40am. If the person is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Update: Suspect apprehended 4/20/2018

Burglary

Based on an Investigation by the New York City Police Department, this incident, initially classified as a Larceny has been upgraded to a Burglary. On April 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM the unknown person in the photo below did remove a bicycle from inside the basement of 546 West 114th Street. The unknown person was last seen walking southbound on Amsterdam Avenue with the bicycle. If the identity of the person is known or if he is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Update: Suspect apprehended 4/10/2018

Missing Student

On the evening of March 22, 2018 Columbia University Public Safety was notified that SEAS student John Paul Mester, had gone missing. John is a male white, 23 years of age. At this time, his last known whereabouts was Schapiro Hall, 605 W 115 St. on March 19, 2018 at 11:24 a.m. John is about 5’ 8“ in height and weighs approximately 150 lbs. The photo below shows the most recent clothing that John was wearing on the morning of March 19th.

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Update: Student Found 3/26/2018

Assault

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, The New York City Police Department notified the Columbia University Department of Public Safety of an assault that occurred on March 20, 2018, at approximately 10:40 P.M. A non-affiliate was assaulted on the northeast corner of Broadway and W. 103rd Street. The persons involved were described as four juveniles wearing dark clothing. They fled east on W. 103rd Street towards Amsterdam Ave. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the NYPD 24th Precinct Detective Squad at (212) 678-1866.

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Robbery

On Wednesday March 7, 2018, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety that at about 12:15 A.M. on Monday March 5, 2018 a non-affiliate was the victim of a robbery in front of 362 Riverside Drive (Carlton Hall). The persons involved were described as two unknown individuals wearing dark clothing who fled north and then east on 109th Street. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the NYPD 24th Pct. Detective Squad at 212 678-1866.

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Sexual Assault

The Department of Public Safety was notified by Barnard Public Safety of an alleged sexual assault that occurred sometime over the weekend (February 2nd – 4th). This incident allegedly occurred in a brownstone on 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The subject of this alert is an unidentified male. No further detailed information has been provided. If you have any information about this incident call Public Safety at (212) 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Tuesday January 16th, 2018, the New York City Police Department notified CU Public Safety that at approximately 4:50 pm a cab driver was robbed at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The persons involved in the robbery fled south on Amsterdam and West on 112th Street. The unidentified persons are shown below. If you have any information about this crime, or can identity any of these persons, contact the NYPD 26th Pct. Detective Squad at 212 678-1352.

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Update: Suspect apprehended

Burglary

On January 3, 2018 between the hours of 1:29am to 2:05am, the person shown below was recorded on CCTV entering various offices within the William Black Building, 650 West 168th St. This person has been identified by the New York City Police Department as Daniel Spinelli. Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact the NYPD by dialing 911 or Public Safety at (212) 305-7979. Please remember to secure your property and office doors when you are not present.

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Motor Vehicle Theft

On Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 4:30pm, the unknown person in the photo below stole an affiliate’s vehicle from the southeast corner of 118th street and Morningside Drive. This person is observed on CCTV entering the vehicle and last seen driving north on Riverside Drive and 122nd street. If the identity of the person is known or if seen please call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or 911.

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Burglary

On December 01, 2017 between 12:07pm and 12:19pm. CCTV shows the person in the photo below enter Schermerhorn Building located at 1190 Amsterdam Ave. and while inside the building the below person did remove a backpack from the 6th floor.  The person in the photo was last observed walking northbound on Amsterdam Ave. towards West 121st.  If the identity of the person pictured below is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On November 18, 2017 at approximately 12:11 AM, a Non - Affiliate was the victim of a Robbery in front 2700 Broadway (West 103rd St) CCTV shows the 2 unknown males pictured below strike the victim about the body and take his property. The 2 unknown males ran eastbound on 103rd street from Broadway. If the identities of the persons pictured below are known , or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On November 5, 2017 at approximately 11:10 P.M., a Non-Affiliate was the victim of a Robbery in front of 507 West 113th Street. The victim and witness were approached by the person in the photos below, (known to the department from past incidents) who did demand money and did simulate that he had a weapon. All three walked to the Chase Bank at West 113th Street and Broadway where the victim withdrew $20 from the ATM and gave it to the individual. The individual was last seen walking southbound on Broadway from West 113th Street. If the person is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On October 28, 2017 between 12:15 P.M. and 12:30 P.M. CCTV shows the person in the photos below enter Pupin Hall located at 538 W. 120 St. and while inside the building entering several offices and remove property. The person in the photos is last observed walking north on Amsterdam Avenue toward W. 121 St. Anyone with any additional information should contact Detective Signoretti at the 26 Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or the undersigned. If the person is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

Today, October 20, 2017, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Department of Public Safety of a Robbery that occurred in front of 150 Claremont Avenue at 4:50 pm. This robbery was the result of a dispute among non-affiliates and a firearm was displayed. The person/ vehicle fled northbound on Claremont in a Silver Audi and the NYPD is looking to locate that Silver Audi license plate # HMP-3243.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is urged to contact the NYPD by dialing 911 or Public Safety at (212) 854–5555.

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Burglary

On October 7, 2017 at approximately 9:30 AM, an affiliate had his laptop stolen out of his office inside of B230 (410 West 118th St). CCTV shows the unknown person in the photos below entering the affiliate’s office area. Upon the return of the affiliate, he discovered his laptop missing. The unknown male was last seen on CCTV entering SIPA (420 W/118th St). If the identity of the person is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Attempted Robbery

On September 19, 2017, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Department of Public Safety of an Attempted Robbery that occurred on September 17, 2017, at approximately 9:20 PM.The incident occurred at the corner of West 125th Street and St. Clare’s Place. Approximately 5 -7 unknown persons attempted to remove, through the use of physical force, a non-affiliate’s cell phone. The persons ran southbound on Riverside Drive from St. Clare’s Place. Anyone with information concerning this crime is urged to contact the NYPD by dialing 911 or Public Safety at (212) 854–5555.

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Burglary

On August 14th, 2017, between 6 PM and 6:30 PM, CCTV shows the person in the photos below entered the Faculty House located at 400 W. 117 St. and Business Law located at 1125 Amsterdam Avenue and while inside these buildings removed property. The person in the photos is last observed walking south on Amsterdam Avenue at W. 114 St. Anyone with any information should contact the 26 Precinct Detective Squad or the undersigned. If the person is seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On August 10th, 2017, the New York City Police Department notified CU Public Safety that on Wednesday August 9th 2017, at about 12:52 am, on the northwest corner of St. Nicholas Ave and W 166 St, the sidewalk along Mitchel Square Park, the unidentified persons shown below forcibly robbed a non-affiliate of his bicycle. If you have any information about this crime, or can identity any of these persons, contact the NYPD 33 Pct. Detective Squad at 212 927-3780.

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Attempted Burglary

On August 7th, 2017, at about 10:50 P.M. CCTV shows the person in photos below attempting to gain access to the courtyard of 549 Riverside Drive by removing the protective fencing on the service gate. The person is last seen riding a blue and white bike north bound on 12th Avenue. If the person is seen please call 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555. Anyone with any information regarding he person in the photos should contact Detective Fernandez at the 26 Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or the undersigned.

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Motor Vehicle Theft

On Friday June 2nd, 2017, at 6:36am an affiliate’s vehicle was stolen in front of 1161 Amsterdam Ave – Casa Italiana by the unknown person in the photo below. This person is seen on CCTV entering the vehicle and last seen driving north on Amsterdam Ave towards 120th street. If the identity of the person is known or if seen please call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or 911.

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Burglary

On Saturday, February 4th, 2017, between 1:00 p.m. and 1:45p.m. an unidentified person entered Fayerweather Hall and removed computer equipment. If you have any information about this crime or the person responsible, please call the 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or the Columbia University Investigations Unit at the numbers provided below.
When entering campus buildings during off hours, please be aware of anyone attempting to follow you in, after you have swiped your CUID for access. If you believe someone has entered without authorization, call Public Safety immediately at 212-854-5555.

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Fondling

Teachers College Public Safety has reported that an affiliate was the victim of fondling on January 27th, 2017 at about 4:25 p.m., as she was walking her dog on Morningside Drive near W. 116 st. The victim was approached by two males, one of whom fondled her. The males then ran into Morningside Park at W. 118 St. If you have any information about this crime contact the undersigned or Teachers College Public Safety at 212-678-3333.

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Burglary

On January 26th, 2017, at about 11:00 p.m. a laptop computer was stolen from a cubicle on the sixth floor of Uris Hall. A review of CCTV shows Robinson Santos, previously arrested on campus for burglary, shown in the photos below, was observed entering the building at 10:52 p.m. removing property from a locker and leaving at 11:05 p.m. If observed contact NYPD immediately.

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What Is a Timely Warning?

Timely Warnings, also called "Crime Alerts," are provided to enhance the safety of the community by giving students, faculty and staff notification of crimes that occur on or nearby campus property, and are considered by the Department of Public Safety to present a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. These Crime Alerts are issued in compliance with federal law, specifically the Clery Act, for selected crimes in selected locations. They do not present, nor are they intended to present, a complete picture of crime on campus.

Timely Warning Policy

The Columbia University Department of Public Safety is responsible for preparing and issuing a Crime Alert whenever a crime that is reported to them represents a continuing threat to students and employees. Information for alerts may also come from information supplied to Public Safety by the NYPD.

Crime Alerts can also seek information from community members that may lead to the arrest and conviction of an offender and usually contain crime prevention tips and safety information. Pictures of suspects, rather than verbal descriptions are included in crime alerts whenever available.

When enough details about the incident are known, Public Safety will prepare and distribute an alert to the entire community, via the mass notification e-mail system. Alerts may also be posted on campus bulletin boards and in Columbia owned buildings throughout the community.

Timely Warning Procedure

The Columbia University Department of Public Safety will prepare a Crime Alert whenever a report is received of a crime against a person or property that represents a continuing threat to students, faculty and staff. Notices may be issued for such crimes that occur on campus property, non-campus property, or on public property immediately adjacent to or accessible from campus. Crime Alerts provide details of the crime, a description of the suspect if known, or a picture instead, if one is available, information on whom to contact about the investigation, and often, crime prevention tips.

Information included in Crime Alerts:

  1. A succinct statement of the incident.
  2. Possible connection to previous incidents, if applicable.
  3. Photo of the suspect, if available.
  4. Physical description of the suspect, if no photo is available.
  5. Date the bulletin was released.
  6. Other relevant and important information about the crime(s).
  7. Information on Crime Prevention, personal safety or other community safety resources.

Crime Alerts may be updated if new or more accurate information becomes available during the course of the investigation.

Crime Alerts are distributed by mass e-mail notifications sent to all columbia.edu e-mail addresses. These e-mails are approved by the Vice President of Public Safety or his designee and are distributed by the Department of Public Safety.

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