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.

Burglary

On Sunday May 8th , 2022, at approximately 2:05 am, the person pictured below was seen on CCTV inside 15 / 21 Claremont Avenue. Once inside, he stole property from the pre-school in the building. If seen, please contact 911 and Public Safety Operations at 212-854-5555. A police report has been filed with the NYPD.

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Burglary

On Thursday April 21, 2022, The NYPD informed Public Safety that a recent trespass incident has been upgraded to a Burglary. The incident occurred on April 16, 2022, at about 4:15am, the unknown person pictured below entered the basement of The Neurological Institute, 710 West 168 Street, and removed property without permission or authority to do so. The individual exits the location at 7:49am and is last seen riding a bicycle north on Ft. Washington towards West 170th Street. If the identity of this person is known or if seen, contact 911 and Public Safety Operations at 212-305-7979

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Fondling

On Thursday April 21, 2022 at 03:04am two affiliates were intentionally pushed to ground and forcibly touched in front of 47 Claremont Ave by the unknown person in the photos below. The individual was last seen walking east on LaSalle towards Broadway. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen, please notify NYPD 911 and Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On April 11th, 2022, the NYPD made Public Safety aware of a robbery of a nonaffiliate that took place in front of 410 Riverside Drive. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 10th at approximately 10:45 pm. One of the individuals involved was wearing a black Jacket with black pants and grey sneakers. The other individual was wearing grey sweatpants, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and a black north face jacket. The individual with the grey sweatpants stated he had a firearm but never displayed it. Anyone with information regarding this crime, should please call the NYPD 26 pct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On April 2, 2022 at approximately 1:23 AM, the unknown individuals in the below photos were seen on CCTV entering 521 West 111th Street by forcing the door open with an unknown object. Once inside the building, they forcibly opened a storage room in the basement and removed two bicycles. The unknown individuals were last seen walking eastbound to Amsterdam Ave. If the identity of these individuals is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555. A police report has been filed with the NYPD.

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Burglary

On March 25, 2022, at approximately 06:05 AM, the unknown individual in the photo below is seen on CCTV entering 501 West 121st Street by using a screwdriver to force the door open. Once inside the building the individual did rip open 3 packages and removed their contents and then exited the building. The same individual attempted to force the door open inside of 540 West 122 St but was unsuccessful. The unknown individual was last seen walking northbound on Amsterdam Ave past West 123rd Street. If the identity of the individual is known or if seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555. There is no report on file with the NYPD.

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Burglary

On March 16th, 2022 the Department of Public Safety was notified by an affiliate that their personal property was removed from the lobby of 424-430 West 119th street. At approximately 04:24pm on March 14th, 2022 the person in the photographs below is seen entering 424-430 W. 119th street after ringing doorbells to enter the building. Once inside, the person is seen removing a large black suitcase and packages from the building lobby without permission or authority to do so. The person is last seen entering Morningside Park towards Morningside Avenue at approximately 04:47pm. If the person is seen, immediately notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations Desk at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On March 7th, 2022 at approximately 03:54am, the individual in the photographs below is seen on CCTV entering 549 Riverside Drive by using a device to manipulate the entry door located on Tiemann Avenue. Once inside the building the person is seen removing multiple packages from the lobbies of 549 Riverside Drive and 195 Claremont Avenue. The person is last seen traveling Northbound on Broadway into the train station located at W. 125th Street and Broadway. The identity of the person is known to the department and Columbia Public Safety is currently coordinating with NYPD. If the person is seen, immediately notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations Desk at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On Wednesday February 9, 2022 at 4:45 pm, the son of an affiliate was followed from the subway at 116th Street/Broadway. The victim was approached at 120th Street and Morningside Drive. The individual below demanded the victim’s headphones and cell phone. No were displayed. The individual was last seen walking westbound on 122nd Street towards Riverside Drive. If this individual is observed, contact Morningside Public Safety at 212-854-2797, Manhattanville Public Safety at 212-853-3301 or call 911.

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Robbery 

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:30pm an affiliate reports that they were the victim of a robbery in front of 3170 Broadway at approximately 8:30pm. The individual pictured below did state that he had a knife and demanded money from the Affiliate. The affiliate gave him money and the individual walked east on West 125th Street from Broadway. The individual frequents the vicinity of 3180 Broadway and is suspected of being aggressive with other members of the community. If this individual is observed, contact Morningside Public Safety at 212-854-2797, Manhattanville Public Safety at 212-853-3301 or call 911. There is no Police report on file at this time.

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Burglary 

On Thursday, December 30, 2021 at approximately 7:30pm, the person in the photograph below did enter 606 West 116th Street by prying the front door open with an object. Once inside the building, the person was seen by a tenant removing property without permission or authority to do so. The individual fled the building prior to Public Safety or NYPD arrival. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen, please notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations desk at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary Pattern

NYPD has classified the two below depicted incidents as burglaries. The unidentified person in the photographs below did enter numerous locations causing property damage and removed property without permission or authority to do so. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen, please notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations desk at 212-854-5555.

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Fondling

On December 4, 2021 at approximately 3:42 pm, Department of Public Safety received three reports of unwanted sexual contact by the individual in the photo below. The complainants state they were walking on Broadway between 113 and 114th street and report they were grabbed from behind. The individual was last seen traveling southbound on Broadway fleeing into the subway at 110th street. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen please contact Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or call 911.

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Grand Larceny Auto

On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 12:00am, an unknown individual did exit the below pictured vehicle and stole a vehicle that was parked on West 170th and Haven Ave. The below pictured vehicle was last seen driving East on West 170th St and South on Fort Washington. If you have any information concerning this crime, please contact the 33 Pct. Detective squad at 212-927-3780 or Columbia University Public Safety at 212-305-8100.

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Motorcycle Theft

On November 22, 2021, at approximately 2:09 am, an affiliate’s motorcycle was stolen while parked at West 119th Street and Amsterdam Ave. Two unknown individuals exit a light-colored van and push the affiliates motorcycle into the back seat and drive off northbound on Morningside Drive. The van was last seen heading northbound on Riverside Drive from West 122nd Street. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555. A police report was prepared by the NYPD.

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Burglary

On Tuesday November 16, 2021 at approximately 8:48pm, the person in the photographs below did enter 15 Claremont Ave as someone was exiting. Once inside the building the person is seen on CCTV in the basement forcing doors open causing damage and removing property without permission or authority to do so. Investigation later reveals this person also removed packages from the lobby of 195 Claremont at 4:53pm on the same day. The person is last seen traveling north on Amsterdam Ave towards West 123rd Street at 9:57pm. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen, please notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations desk at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On November 9th, 2021 at approximately 08:18pm, the person in the photographs below did enter 430 W. 116th street by using an unknown device to manipulate the lock on the Lobby Door. Once inside the building the person removed an affiliate’s package without permission or authority to do so. The person is last seen traveling Southbound on Amsterdam Avenue past 115th street. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen, please notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations desk at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On November 7th, 2021 at approximately 02:11pm, the person in the photographs below did enter 404 W. 116th street by using an unknown device to manipulate the lock on the Lobby Door. Once inside the building the person removed multiple packages without permission or authority to do so. The person is also seen removing a bicycle from the basement of the building after forcing open a secured door using an unknown device. The person is last seen traveling Southbound on Broadway past 113th street. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen, please notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations desk at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On October 14th, 2021 at approximately 08:25 pm, the individual in the photographs below entered the Mudd Building by piggybacking through the 4th floor Campus Level Doors. Once inside the building, the person removed an affiliate’s laptop from an unsecured office on the 9th floor. The person is also seen trying to enter multiple rooms on different floors while in the building. The person is last seen traveling Southbound on Amsterdam avenue past 114th street at approximately 08:51 pm. The individual has been previously designated Persona Non Grata by the Department of Public Safety, if observed do not approach. Please notify NYPD 911 and the Morningside Public Safety Operations desk at 212-854-5555.

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Motorcycle Theft

On October 9, 2021, at approximately 4:03 AM an affiliate’s motorcycle was stolen while parked in front of 434 West 120 Street. Two unknown individuals are observed riding on one motorcycle eastbound on West 120 Street. They turn around and ride westbound on the sidewalk toward 434 West 120 Street. One of the individuals gets off their motorcycle and gets onto the affiliates and push starts the motorcycle and rides off on it toward Morningside Drive.

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Fondling

On October 7th, 2021 at approximately 06:45pm, an affiliate reported they were fondled in the vestibule of 526 w. 122nd street. The unknown individual in the photograph below did approach the victim from behind while making a delivery to the building and made unwanted contact with the victim. The individual is last seen traveling Northbound on Broadway past 122nd street at approximately 06:50pm. At this time there is no report on file with the NYPD for this incident. If the identity of the person is known, or if seen please contact Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On Friday, September 24, 2021, at approximately 9:00 P.M. in front of 362 Riverside Drive a non-affiliate was the victim of a robbery after making a food delivery. Upon completing a food delivery, the victim was approached by three individuals who demanded his moped. One of the individuals brandished a knife while the other used physical force to remove the moped. Two of the individuals were last seen heading north on Riverside Drive while the other headed south with the moped. The individual on the moped is described as wearing blue shorts, white sneakers, Grey hooded sweatshirt and a NY Yankee hat. Individual number two was wearing a black t shirt and green pants. Individual number three was wearing a grey tank top and blue shorts. If you have any information about this crime, please call Public safety at 212-853-3333 and the 24 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1863

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Robbery

On Friday, September 17, 2021, at approximately 10:40 P.M., two affiliates were the victims of a robbery while walking northbound on the west side of West 118th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The individual parked and exited a black four-door sedan vehicle and approached the two affiliates. The individual stated he had a gun and reached into their pockets removing two wallets and one cell phone. He then removed debit and credit cards from the wallets and tossed the wallets to the ground. He then re-entered the vehicle and fled driving southbound on Amsterdam Ave. The individual is described as a light complexion male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height, wearing a white T-shirt and light blue jeans, with a tattoo on his right arm. If you have any information concerning this crime, please contact the 26 Pct. Detective squad at 212-678-1351 or Columbia University Public Safety at 212-854-2797.

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Robbery

On July 31, 2021 at about 10:20 p.m., a non-affiliate reported being the victim of a gunpoint robbery at the intersection of W. 122 St. and Broadway. The victim was riding a moped and had stopped at the intersection when two males approached him on a scooter. One person put a gun to his chest and demanded the moped. The males then drove north on Broadway towards W. 125 St. If you have any information concerning this crime, please contact the 26 Pct. Detective squad at 212-678-1351 or Columbia University Public Safety at 212-854-2797.

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Robbery

On May 24, 2021 the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety of a Robbery that occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. on May 23, 2021 on 167th, Street and Audubon Avenue. A Non-Affiliate had his bag and gold chain forcibly taken by two unknown individuals who fled in a blue 4 door BMW vehicle. The unknown individuals were seen heading north bound on Saint Nicholas Avenue. If you have any information about this crime, contact the NYPD 33 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-927-3780 and CUIMC Investigations Unit at 212-305-0175.

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Robbery

On May 11, 2021 at approximately 6:25 pm, the NYPD reports that unknown individuals did use physical force to remove an affiliates wallet and airpods when entering Riverside Park at 115th Street. No weapons displayed. The direction of flight is unknown. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call the NYPD 26 Pct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On April 25, 2021 at about 8:00 a.m., the person shown in the photo below forced open the lobby door of 15 Claremont Ave and once inside, removed property.  The subject fled south on Claremont Ave. from the building.  If you have any information about this crime or the person responsible, please contact Columbia University Public Safety at the numbers provided below. 

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Robbery

On March 23rd, 2021, the NYPD reports that two unknown individuals did use physical force to remove a non-affiliate’s bicycle in front of 525 West 122nd Street. This incident took place on Monday, March 22nd at approximately 8:20 pm. The individuals were last seen riding a dark colored moped and the stolen bicycle north on Amsterdam Avenue. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call the NYPD 26th Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On Tuesday March 9, 2021 at approximately 8:00PM the persons in the photos below did use a device to force open the door of 511 W 113St and removed several packages without permission or authority to do so. Both fled south on Amsterdam. Anyone with information about this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212- 854-5555.

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Attempted Robbery

On March 7th, 2021, at approximately 4:40 pm in front of 536 West 113th Street two unknown individuals did use physical force while attempting to remove a nonaffiliates bicycle. Both individuals were last seen riding a dark colored moped north on Broadway. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call the NYPD 26 pct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Robbery

On February 24th, 2021 at approximately 09:58pm the Columbia Department of Public Safety was notified by an unknown person, that he was witness to a Robbery of an E-bike in front of 405 W. 118th Street. CCTV video review shows that at approximately 09:55pm two individuals on an electric scooter approached an unknown delivery person who locked his E-Bike in front of 405 W. 118th street and after brandishing a knife, removed the E-bike from its location while the Victim fled Westbound towards Amsterdam avenue. The persons are last seen traveling Northbound on Amsterdam Avenue past 122nd street. At this time there is no report on file with the NYPD.

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Burglary

On February 5, 2021, at approximately 8:06pm, the unknown person shown below forcibly entered a window to the Au Bon Pain restaurant, Lasker Building (3960 Broadway) and removed property without permission or authorization. If you have any information about this crime, please call the 33 Precinct Detective Squad at 212-927-3780 or Public Safety 212-305-7979.

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Burglary

On Saturday December 12th, 2020 at approximately 1:28 am the person in the photo below entered 535 W 111th Street by using a device to pry open the door. Upon entering the building, the individual did remove several packages from the lobby without permission or authority to do so. This person is responsible for numerous other burglaries and has been identified by NYPD. If the person is seen please contact NYPD 911 and notify the Morningside Public Safety Operations at 212-845-5555.

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Burglary

On Sunday November 29th, 2020 at approximately 4:20 am the individual in the photos below entered 401 and 419 West 118th Street by using a device to pry open door. Upon entering the building, the individual did remove several packages from the lobby without permission or authority to do so. This same person returned at 11pm and entered 423 West 118th Street again using a device to gain access. They removed several packages from the lobby. It is believed this is the same person from the Clery alert last week. If the person is seen please contact NYPD 911 and notify the Morningside Public Safety Operations at 212-845-5555.

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Burglary

On November 23, 2020, between 11:15 PM and 11:25 PM, the person pictured below entered 403 and 419 W. 115th Street by forcing the front door open. Once inside, he opened unattended packages and left the locations with the contents. If this person's identity is known, or if seen on University property, notify Public Safety Operations at (212) 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Sunday November 8th, 2020 at approximately 04:15 am two unknown individuals did use force to remove property from a non-affiliate in front of 2828 Broadway (110th Street). Both individuals were wearing dark clothing. Both fled southbound on Broadway. If you have any information about this crime, contact the NYPD 26th Pct. Detective Squad at 212 678-1351 or Morningside Investigations at 212-854-2054.

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Fondling

On Thursday October 29th, 2020 at about 11:50am, an unknown person wearing a brown plaid flannel shirt grabbed the buttocks of an affiliate while walking up the staircase of the West 168th Street and Broadway Subway station. If you have any information about this crime, contact the NYPD Special Victims Unit at 212-253-5330 and CUIMC Investigations at 212-305-3493.

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Robbery

On Sunday October 25th, 2020 at about 6:33 pm, two unknown individuals did use force to attempt to remove property from the owner of the newsstand located in front of Lerner Hall - 2920 Broadway. Both individuals were wearing dark clothing with hoods, one of the individuals was wearing white Sneakers. One fled north on Broadway, the other west towards Riverside If you have any information about this crime, contact the NYPD 26th Pct. Detective Squad at 212 678-1351 or Morningside Investigations at 212-854-2054.

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Motor Vehicle Theft

On Monday October 12, 2020, NYPD notified Columbia University Public Safety of a green motorcycle stolen by two unknown persons while parked in front of 541 W 113th street. The theft occurred on Sunday October 11, 2020 at 5:18am. The motorcycle is last seen riding north on Broadway past W 122nd street. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212- 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Sunday October 04th, 2020 at about 2:20am, two unknown individuals did use force to remove non-affiliates property while in front of of 560 West 168th Street (School of Nursing) Both individuals were wearing dark clothing with hoods, one of the individuals was wearing Red and Black Sneakers. Both individuals fled south on Audubon Avenue towards 166th Street. If you have any information about this crime, contact the NYPD 33 Pct. Detective Squad at 212 927-3780 and CUIMC Investigations at 212-305-3493.

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Burglary

On August 27, 2020 at approximately 10:36 PM inside of 523 West 112th Street, the unknown individual in the photos below did break the buildings glass door with a metal object to gain entry. Once inside of the building the individual is observed on CCTV ripping open numerous packages and removing their contents. The individual was last seen walking west bound on West 112th Street toward Broadway. 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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Grand Larceny Auto

On Sunday August 16, 2020 at about 7:30am, two individuals exited the below pictured vehicle, picked up a motorcycle that was parked in front of 709 West 169th Street and placed it inside vehicle. The vehicle did drive east on West 168th Street towards Amsterdam Ave. If you have any information about this crime, or can identity the person shown below, contact the NYPD 33 Pct. Detective Squad at 212 927-3780 and CUIMC Investigations at 212-305-3493.

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Robbery

On Tuesday August 11, 2020, NYPD notified Columbia University Public Safety of two robberies that occurred on the northeast corner of W 110th street and Broadway. On Monday August 10, 2020 at 9:32AM, the unknown person pictured below displayed a box cutter and demanded property from two non-affiliates. On Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 10:00AM the same person accompanied by another person forcibly removed property from a non-affiliate. On both dates, the person fled east on 110th street towards Amsterdam Ave. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212- 854-5555.

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Robbery

On Sunday July 19, 2020 at approximately 1:38 AM on the corner of W 122nd street and Broadway, the unknown person pictured below did remove property from an affiliate by striking them from behind causing the affiliate to fall to the ground, sustaining injuries and losing consciousness. This person is last seen walking north on Broadway towards W 123rd street. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On July 9th, 2020 at approximately 04:44am the individual in the photos below entered 527 w. 121st street. Upon entering the building, the person did remove items from the mailboxes of the building without permission or authority to do so. At this time, it is unknown how entry was gained into the building. The person is also seen on July 4th, 2020 removing the contents from a package in 527 w. 121st street. If the person is seen please contact NYPD 911 and notify the Morningside Public Safety Operations at 212‐845‐5555.

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Robbery

On June 29, 2020, the New York City Police Department notified Columbia University Public Safety of a robbery that occurred in front of 529 W 111 St at 7:21PM on June 27, 2020. A non-affiliate had his electric bike forcibly removed by the unknown person pictured below. This person exited a silver colored 4D sedan (pictured below) just prior to the incident. The unknown person fled west on 111th St towards Broadway with the electric bike while the vehicle drove in the same direction. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call the NYPD 26pct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On June 21st, 2020, at 10:15 P.M., the persons pictured below unlawfully entered the MUDD building and removed a hardrive from an office on the 2nd floor. These two individuals exited the campus via the 120th Street door and proceed east through Morningside Park. If the identitiy of either person is know, or if they are seen on University property, call 911 and Public Safety at (212) 854-5555.

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Robbery

On June 15, 2020, at approximately 10:44PM, on the corner of Tiemann Place and Riverside Drive, a non-affiliate had his electric bike forcibly removed by two unknown persons. Person #1 pictured below fled east on Tiemann Place with the electric bike while person #2 entered a dark colored 4D sedan (pictured below) heading east towards Broadway. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please call the NYPD 26pct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On March 24, 2020, at 1:30 P.M., the person pictured below unlawfully entered and stole packages from the lobby of 500 W. 122nd Street. This person was last seen entering Riverside Park at Tiemann Place and Riverside Drive. This incident and previously reported incidents are being investigated by the NYPD as a Burglary pattern. If the identitiy of this person is know, or if they are seen on University property, call 911 and Public Safety at (212) 854-5555.

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Burglary

On March 11, 2020 at about 12:57 A.M., CCTV video shows the individual in the photos below enter the lobby of 506 W. 122 St. by using a device to manipulate the lock. Once inside the individual removed the contents of a package without permission or authority to do so. The individual is last seen on CCTV heading north on Claremont Avenue from W. 122 St., riding a bicycle. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the undersigned. Please report any incidents or crimes immediately by calling Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or the Police at 911.

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Arson

On March 11, 2020, at 2:40 A.M., the person pictured below intentionally started a trash fire at St. Clair Place and W. 125th Street. The fire damaged city-owned property at the location. If this person is seen on University property or if their identity is known, contact Public Safety at (212) 853-3333.

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Fondling

On March 9, 2020, an affiliate reports the person below approached her as she exited Butler library at approximately 8:15 pm. The individual attempted to engage the affiliate in conversation. The affiliate continued walking and did not engage in any conversation. The person below then grabbed the affiliate’s buttocks. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 or Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On March 9, 2020 at approximately 4:30 PM, inside of 562 West 113th Street (McBain), the individual in the photo, Desean Thomas did enter and damage the vending machine attempting to remove currency. When approached he fled the building in an unknown direction. If seen, please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Burglary

On February 12, 2020, at approximately 1247 hours, the unknown person in the photo below was observed on CCTV entering 502 West 122nd Street by bypassing the main door lock with an unknown object and removing a package from the lobby. This person was also observed entering other buildings in the area using the same method. They removed another package from 500 West 122nd 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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Fondling

On January 23, 2020, an affiliate was fondled while walking eastbound on West 168th, St. in front of the Armory (216 Ft. Washington Ave.) The unknown person shown below was recorded grabbing at that person. The individual fled eastbound on W. 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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Burglary

On January 20, 2020 at approximately 4:37pm, the individual in the photos below, Angel Diaz, is seen entering 500 W. 122nd Street by tampering with the main entry door and removing packages from the lobby without permission or authority to do so. Upon exiting the building, the individual is seen entering 512 W. 112th Street at approximately 4:54 pm by using the same method. The individual was arrested on January 13, 2020 for committing similar crimes in the area but was released shortly thereafter. If the individual is seen please contact NYPD 911 and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.

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Burglary

On January 17, 2020 at approximately 6:55 AM, inside of 511 West 113th Street, the unknown person in the photos below did gain entry into the building by using a tool to bypass the door lock. Once inside the building, the person opened numerous packages and removed their contents. Further CCTV review shows this person entering other buildings in the area from 6:25 AM to 6:55 AM. The person was last seen walking eastbound on West 113 Street toward Morningside Drive. 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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Burglary

On January 9, 2020 at approximately 6:55 PM, inside of 512 West 112 Street, the unknown individual in the photos below did gain entry by using an unknown tool to bypass the doors lock. Once inside the building the individual is observed removing, numerous packages and ripping, open the packages and removing their contents. The same individual on January 9, 2020 at 7:31 PM did “piggyback” into 500 West 122 Street and is observed on CCTV removing two packages. The individual was last seen  walking northbound on 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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Assault

On January 9, 2020 at approximately 4:00 PM, the NYPD did notify Columbia University Public Safety of an Assault that took place on Broadway between West 112th and West 113t Street at 3:00 PM on January 9, 2020. The unknown individual in the photo did strike an affiliate on the head with an unknown object causing an injury. The unknown individual was last seen running eastbound on West 113th Street toward Amsterdam Ave. If the identity of the individual is known of if seen please call 911 and Public Safety at 212 854-5555.

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Robbery

On January 3, 2020, at approximately 11:25am, the unknown person shown below removed a cell phone and credit cards from an affiliate in the Vanderbilt Clinic Building 15th. Floor (622 W. 168th. St) When confronted, the unknown person pushed his way past staff and fled the area. If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 and Public Safety 212-305-7979.

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Attempted Robbery

On December 22, 2019, at approximately 6:22 PM at the corner of West 113th Street and Broadway an affiliate was the victim of an Attempted Robbery. The unknown individuals in the photos below did approach the victim and did ask for money, shaking him. When no money was handed, over one of the individuals did strike the victim in the head. The individuals were last seen running south on Broadway. 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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Robbery

On December 16, 2019 a non-Affiliate reports being the victim of a Robbery that occurred inside 542 West 112th Street at approximately 11:05 pm. Below is the photo of the individual wanted in connection with this robbery. 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 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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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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