While the NYPD is stationed outside Barnard monitoring a student meeting in the Diana, crime continues unabated on 114th St. Public Safety published a new security alert to their website tonight detailing an attempted robbery that reads much like last week’s. The descriptions of the respective suspects’ methods and appearances are virtually identical. According to the latest alert, a male suspect accosted a student for an iPhone, but fled when he learned the victim didn’t have one. Before the attempted robbery, he was observed following a student into Ruggles, though he left immediately.
It is unclear why many students have yet to receive the alert by email, and Bwog has emailed Dean Martinez for clarification. By our count, that’s the fourth security alert for a crime committed on 114th street since the beginning of the semester. Oy, this is ridiculous.
The suspect is described as “Male/black/30/5’8/150lbs/wearing a black leather jacket, dark ski cap, blue jeans, dark shoes, a dark shirt or sweater with a white tee shirt underneath” and you are urged to call 212-678-1351 if you have any information. Full alert with grainy photo below.
On November 21, 2011 at about 11:50 p.m., a student was the victim of an attempted robbery on W.114St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The student accompanied by another person was accosted as she was walking on the north side of W.114 St. towards Broadway. The suspect pushed the victim against a fence, threatened her and demanded her I-phone. When the suspect learned she did not have an I- phone, he fled east towards Amsterdam Avenue without taking any property. The suspect is observed on video walking back and forth on W. 114 St. prior to the crime. Moments earlier, he followed a student into Ruggles Hall but left the building immediately. If you observe this person on the street, call the police immediately by dialing 911.
Male/black/30/5’8/150lbs/wearing a black leather jacket, dark ski cap, blue jeans, dark shoes, a dark shirt or sweater with a white tee shirt underneath.
Ken Finnegan Director, Investigations and Technology Projects 212-854-4790 November 21, 2011
If you have any information about this crime, contact the 26Pct. Detective Unit at 212-678-1351.
@stealin iphones in my white T
@Anonymous “While the NYPD is stationed outside Barnard monitoring a student meeting in the Diana, crime continues unabated on 114th St.”
Nice sensationalist lede, bwog.
@@nd GET BUCK
@Anonymous Like I said previously, why is it always black males, about six feet tall, with a dark hoodie robbing everyone? Geeezzz
@Anonymous Cause we living the a video game and the programmers didn’t feel like making multiple criminal model
@The only action I have seen from security is when friends of mine were visiting and they surronded us while I was giving them a tour becuase we looked like theifs. Its not like I am forcing students into debt while treating them like unsophisticated criminals by shutting down a campus, bringing riot cops on campus (when bloomy came to cu) but this is somehow ok? I think they want us to be pissed at them. They want us to be forced into 68
@Guard STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM!
@unrelated, but ... Is there any chance our access to CLIO resources entitles us to (present) NYT subscriptions? I understand they have to charge to be able to have good reporting, but I don’t really want to pay. thanks if you know the answer!
@Anonymous pick it up at lerner for free?
@Anonymous when your daily/weekly (w/e it is) quota runs up and you’re too lazy to walk to lerner, just delete the last half or so of the url, and the paywall is gone for good. so, no need to even bother with clio, just use the nyt website’s own loopholes.
@um... 114th is a city street. Campus security has NO jurisdiction. Take it up with the NYPD. Perhaps the reason they aren’t taking some students’ complaints seriously, is because they see you as a bunch of whiny brats who protect drug dealers.
@Anonymous 100% of the buildings on both sides of 114th are owned by Columbia University. Altho it is a city street, both campus security and the NYPD need to do a much better job in patrolling the area. They need constant presence and surveilance cameras.
@Anonymous so, does this make 114th street one of the most crime ridden streets on the UWS? At this point, the frat busts were still less than a year ago. I’d like to see statistical comparisons! A map! Bwog!
@Anonymous I know three people who got mugged on 105th in the course of a week or two. Might give 114th a run for its money.
@Anonymous how is this still happening?! smh columbia, smh
@Anonymous does no one else find it so fucked up that this was happening while barnard’s entire campus was locked down because of a discussion about its administration’s policies?
@TIME TO TAKE MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS ATTENTION CRIMINALS OF MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS:
Although the city’s police forces are too afraid to confront you directly, thieves, your reign of terror will continue no longer. Tonight, between the hours of 2 AM and 5 AM, I will keep watch over 114th street, protecting the weak from the predations of the strong. Attempt no iThefts, thieves, or else suffer my disciplinary sanctions. My justice will be swift and terrible.
– Bill Goner, Dean of JUSTICE
@Lt. James Gordon You’re the hero Columbia deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
@Male/black/30/5’8/150lbs/ I’m gonna be doing the same thing! And I have a gun to help! But I demand to be paid for my service in iPhones. And if nobody just gives me one, I might have to take matters into my own hands.
@oh wow bill goner = bollinger?
@Oh hai student councils Less kvetching, more ideas. go!
@Just saying I feel like there was less crime (minus the drug dealing) on 114th when the 3 frats still occupied their houses….
@Hmm > I feel like there was less crime (minus the drug dealing) on 114th
> minus the drug dealing) on 114th
> drug dealing
@Anonymous I hope these bureaucrats know that Columbia’s reputation is being severely damaged with these alerts. No matter how prestigious an institution is, if it can’t even do the basic necessity of keeping its students safe on campus and around its nearby vicinities, it will discourage many, many prospective students from even considering coming here.
@Name Any idiot can “breach” Ruggles.
As for the grainy surveillance shots – what, Columbia can’t spring for a good high quality camera?
@Ahoy! It’s the hull, Capt’n! She’s been breached!!!
@Regardless Black people camouflage well at night.
@Anonymous that is a good point – especially considering that literally all of the past 100 security alerts have involved a black culprit..
@Anonymous This photo was taken with a potato.
@Well, to those who would say this administration cares about its students:
See above story.
We’re not talking about patrolling the far reaches of Morningside Heights or Harlem. We’re asking that Columbia maintain proper surveillance on one of the streets bordering campus–and not Broadway or Amsterdam; no, just the small segment of 114th that lies between Broadway and Amsterdam, which consists primarily of student housing.
This is embarrassing and shameful: Public Safety and Columbia’s bureaucracy should, accordingly, be embarrassed and ashamed.
@Is this the same guy involved in the other two recent iPhone attempted robberies?
@Anonymous you mean I-phone
@NY fucking PD and campus Fucking police can kick the door of the frat open and bust students, beat up the protesters, lock down barnard. but they can even keep us from the thefts and gun rubbers. we pay 50 some grant for the lousiest security ever.
fuck the police!