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Double Armed Robbery Last Night

Public Safety sent out an alert this morning about two related armed robberies that occurred late last night. On 110th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam, three victims were robbed in two separate incidents around 1:30am. One of the victims was also assaulted and knocked to the ground. The official police description of the suspect is “Male / black / dark complexion / 30’s / 6’ / 300 lbs / stubble on face / red baseball cap / white T shirt / dark pants.”

There is no word on whether the victims are associated with the university in any way. If you have any information that will be useful to investigators, you are urged to contact the 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1318.

Full security alert after the jump.

On August 8, 2010 at about 1:30 a.m., a male committed two robberies on W. 110 St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. In the first incident, the suspect approached two males, displayed a gun, and took property from one of the victims. In the second incident, a moment later, a female was accosted by the same male, displaying a gun. When the victim resisted, the suspect punched the victim and knocked her to the ground.

The victims supplied the following description: Male / black/ dark complexion/ 30’s/ 6’/300 lbs/stubble on face/red baseball cap/white T shirt/dark pants. The suspect fled in a white car which was double parked at the scene.

If you have any information about these crimes, contact the 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1318. If you observe any suspicious activity, or suspicious persons, call Columbia University Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at the Morningside campus, or 212-305-7979 at the Medical Center campus.

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  • should i be nervous? says:

    @should i be nervous? hmm… it seems like we’ve been getting way more notices about “safety events” in the last six months than we have before. Has there been an actual increase in the amount of crime around campus or are pub safety& bwog just getting better about reporting it?

    1. Yeah seriously, says:

      @Yeah seriously, While I don’t think it’s a significant increase it seems to me as well that crime is on the rise around the not so bright and shiny Morningside Heights. So whats the deal, who’s to blame and where tha fak is Batman? And what retard gave the above comment a thumbs down, it’s a legitimate concern, captain queerio…

    2. um... says:

      @um... There is a recession. There is a negative correlation between the health of the economy and the crime rate. Everywhere, not just Morningside Heights

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous correlation does not imply causation

        1. No, says:

          @No, but it certainly suggests the possibility. As to the suggestion above that there hasn’t in fact been an increase in neighborhood crime, I can’t say with true certainty that there has been– not having seen the official records– but as far as my recollection serves me, the crime reports from public safety have indeed become more frequent in the past year, and the reported crimes have become significantly more violent. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think public safety hardly ever sent such mailings in the past few years, and the reports that they sent usually involved larcenies. I don’t recall, for example, any muggings as brutal as the one that occurred a few weeks ago in Riverside Park.

          1. I Heart XKCD says:

            @I Heart XKCD Or, to quote the Great XKCD, comic 552, Correlation’s Alt text :”Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing ‘look over there'”.


        2. wow says:

          @wow you must have done great in frontiers

    3. Are you says:

      @Are you getting nervous? No? … how about now?

    4. Yes says:

      @Yes Yes you should.

      1. HI GUYS says:


        1. Anonymous says:


  • The moral of the story says:

    @The moral of the story Is to not resist a robber, or you get the beatdown…

    1. Correct. says:

      @Correct. I can’t believe that they fought back. I mean, how fucking suburban are you?

      1. she is pretty badass says:

        @she is pretty badass Fighting back to a guy with a gun.

        Of course its doubtful that the guy would have the balls to shoot her, but way to lay it all down on the line

  • Burnt offerings says:

    @Burnt offerings We must appease the gods. They have frowned upon our civilization.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous who shall we offer?

      1. Agamemnon says:

        @Agamemnon Iphigenia

        1. You says:

          @You Are a fucking freshman who just finished reading Iliad.

      2. well says:

        @well is prezbo’s daughter still a virgin?

  • Anonymous says:


    1. OH NOEZZZ says:

      @OH NOEZZZ Quick, someone call the Scooby Doo mystery gang!

    2. No! says:

      @No! It’s a double robbery, all the way!

    3. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I love you

    4. I Heart XKCD says:

      @I Heart XKCD You know what they say about these things, they are so vivid, they are so intense


  • Dear Bwog, says:

    @Dear Bwog, I’m really bored at work. Make time go faster for the next 20 minutes. Do it.

  • Dear Bwog says:

    @Dear Bwog I’ve been lonely this summer. Would you be interested in spooning? You can be little spoon!

    1. Anish says:

      @Anish Aww, well, I know Hawkma’s probably up for some spooning. Bring armor.

  • anonymous says:

    @anonymous what does it mean?

  • I Heart XKCD says:

    @I Heart XKCD On another note, 300 lbs and a white tee-shirt…..he’ll get away with this, the image of his belly would be burned in my mind for years…years I say! He was probably sweety and you could see his gut hanging out there.

  • As if... says:

    @As if... one arm wasn’t bad enough, this guy has two!

    1. Ba dum says:

      @Ba dum tssh

  • What time is it says:

    @What time is it you fools need to get your shit together my pops doesnt pay 50 g’s a
    year for all this robbery bullshit

  • Inquiring Mind says:

    @Inquiring Mind Hey Bwog, Any idea who is filming on campus today? Lots of trailers on Broadway..

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous SVU

    2. IDK says:

      @IDK But there was no parking within like 15 blocks of campus this morning…boycot!!!

  • Spooning... says:

    @Spooning... Leads to Forking.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Whoa, that’s a full robbery all the way

    Double robbery, oh my God, double robbery

    1. I Heart XKCD says:

      @I Heart XKCD I for one, think the Bwog staff should do a cover of the Double Rainbow Song

    2. what says:

      @what does it mean?!?!

  • Ummmm says:

    @Ummmm We all seem to have forgotten about the last post on Barnard. Let us turn our attention now to the bashing of Barnard chicks.

  • sounds more like says:

    @sounds more like a double chinned robbery.

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