Purse Snatching Incident on Campus
Written by Bwog Staff
Disconcerting news: about an hour ago, Ella Wagner, CC’13, witnessed a purse snatching incident by the side entrance to Butler. “I was sitting at one of the tables outside Jay when I heard a yell,” she reports. “I turned and saw a woman chasing what looked like a white guy with dreads, yelling ‘Stop, thief!’ etc.” The pair ran off through the West 114th gate. Wagner diligently called Public Safety.
“I guess they had just found out as well because I heard some commotion and they put me on hold for a couple of minutes, then listened to my story and took my information. A few minutes later I saw the woman walk by again with two men who I assume were Public Safety. It looked like she was carrying a purse, so hopefully the attempt was thwarted. Pretty scary that it happened in broad daylight and right on campus though.” Word. But it’s good to hear that Public Safety was on top of things, and kudos to Ella for being a responsible citizen. While Bwog’s in full mom mode, we remind you to keep the Public Safety emergency number in your phone: 212-854-5555.