Public Safety has just informed us that a student was robbed of her cell phone by two males last night at the Wien Gate. One of the suspects grabbed the student’s cell phone from behind, and as she struggled with him, she fell to the ground. The suspects then fled the scene to Morningside Park.

On September 29, 2010, at about 9:12 p.m. a student was the victim of a cell phone snatch on W. 116 St. at the Wien Gate.  The student was followed by two males shown below, who accosted her from behind, and grabbed her cell phone as she was entering the Wien Gate.  The victim struggled with one of the suspects and fell to the ground.  The suspects fled towards Morningside Drive, and then into Morningside Park.

If the above subjects are observed around Columbia University please contact Public Safety immediately at 212-854-5555 and or 911. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Signoretti, 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1352 or the undersigned.

Please remember to be aware of your surroundings as you walk through the neighborhood and be especially careful when using electronic devices in public.

Ken Finnegan, Director of Investigations & Technology Projects
Columbia University, Department of Public Safety
September 30, 2010