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Swiper no swiping

Swiper no swiping

The world’s a scary place, and sometimes people steal your wallet. This happened on Sunday at the East Asian Library in Kent to a female student. Public Safety wrote in a statement that the man in this picture used her credit card at two stores in the area. The full email is below. Keep your friends close and your purse closer.

Dear Public Safety Friends,

On February 17, 2013 a student reported that someone stole her wallet, while she was in the East Asian Library in Kent Hall. Her credit cards were used in two local stores. Video in one of the stores, shows the male in the attached Public Safety Alert, using her credit card for a purchase. The NYPD is looking to identify this male. If you have any information about this individual, or this crime, contact our Investigations team at 212-854-4790.
Theft of unattended property is our number one reported incident on campus & at many large institutions.

Please do not leave property unattended & unsecured, even for a short walk to the bathroom, coffee stand or for a quick smoke.

Please use lockers or the buddy system (Ask a friend to watch your property while you step away). Lock your office when not in use.

Report Suspicious Person(s) / Activity to Public Safety Right Away 212-854-5555.

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28 Comments

  • Holy shit says:

    @Holy shit An actually decent security cam photo!

    1. He looks gay says:

      @He looks gay Dude’s probably gay.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous What a fucking grand entrance.

  • April Flowers says:

    @April Flowers SO handsome. Might be Jake Gyllenhaal. I’d let him swipe me anytime!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Joaquin Phoenix’s next big schtick

      1. Jake Gyllenhaal says:

        @Jake Gyllenhaal meet you at ollies.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Last few times we got a security alert, the subjects photographed were referred to as a “coked-out derelicts,” “danger[s] to the entire community,” and a “thieving piece[s] of shit.” Someone added, “Columbia needs to kick non students off campus.”

      Now we get “SO handsome” and “I’d let him swipe me anytime!” Alright, Columbia.

      1. The difference says:

        @The difference is black and white, if you catch my drift.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous can anyone ID the store in question?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Looks like NoCo.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous i’m pretty sure that’s Daniel Day Lewis.

  • Anon says:

    @Anon “Carry mace all the time.” Love it

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “Carry mace all the time.”?

    LOL. Right. My 105lb, 5’4” girlfriend is going to reach into her purse, whip out a pepperspray canister (limited to only 2oz i believe, by nyc laws) and spray the assailant’s face, causing him to go berserk from the burning sensation and start firing his pistol relentlessly.

    RIGHT. I applied for a concealed carry last week. Awaiting results.

    – SEAS Senior living in own apartment with CC girlfriend who both own firearms.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I heard you have a girlfriend and live in your own apartment. thats cool.

    2. I applaud you says:

      @I applaud you but new york city is a may issue jurisdiction. I doubt you’ll get it by the time you graduate. It’ll take at least a few years before the court strikes down this city’s blatant disregard for public safety and the constitution.

      1. 22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box says:

        @22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box @I applaud you:

        true that, my man. true that.

        i might not agree with conservatives or radical-NRA extremists on a lot of things, but in my opinion, i see the possibility that im matching a potential mugger in firepower as MORE of a deterrence than a lethal last option.

    3. QUESTION says:

      @QUESTION 6 thumb downs?

      why are you all against me owning a gun so much? jeeze. we’re liberals, ya know.

      1. HH says:

        @HH I think the thumbs down is disbelief that SEAS student has a girlfriend who willingly lives with him.

        1. LMFAO says:

          @LMFAO @HH:

          aaahhahahahahaha i laughed lol. but some of us are actually quite chill :P

          we’re living together because we plan to live together after graduation in a few months – both working in the city. we’ve been splitting the rent (helps a LOT btw)…friends initially were like wtf?! bad idea man! but other than me leaving dirty socks on the floor and getting yelled at, we’ve been doing quite well :)

          i encourage all couples to try it so they know if they can really stand each other together

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous How did he get into Kent, let alone in the library without showing an ID? Who was asleep at the switch to let this guy in? Libraries must check ID.

    1. 22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box says:

      @22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box @Anonymous:

      Nobody ever said he DIDN’T enter the building legitimately. Is there another picture of him LEAVING the same building? He probably entered with his ID and real face to match, then entered a public restroom and put on a fake mustache and possibly even a change of clothes before snatching her credit cards.

      I would be looking for both the man in pic and a reimagined man without that thick fake-looking mustache. and see if you know anyone who looks like that around campus without that mustache.

      Last summer at my internship, I once entered the office building with my keycard and then put on a wig to avoid being seen by a certain someone when I left for the day. No one ever noticed. at all.

      i suggest we also start looking at our own columbia classmates as possible thieves in this.

    2. 22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box says:

      @22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box @Anonymous:

      Nobody ever said he DIDN’T enter the building legitimately. Is there another picture of him LEAVING the same building? He probably entered with his ID and real face to match, then entered a public restroom and put on a fake mustache and possibly even a change of clothes before snatching her credit cards.

      I would be looking for both the man in pic and a reimagined man without that thick fake-looking mustache. and see if you know anyone who looks like that around campus without that mustache.

      Last summer at my internship, I once entered the office building with my keycard and then put on a wig to avoid being seen by a certain someone when I left for the day. No one ever noticed. at all.

      i suggest we also start looking at our own columbia classmates as possible thieves in this.

  • 22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box says:

    @22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box I’d like to remind you all to be on the lookout for BOTH the man in the picture AND the possibility that he is wearing a FAKE mustache. Actually if you take off the FAKE mustache, he could possibly seem much younger, no?

    which explains how he got into the columbia building in the first place………….

    *IM LOOKING AT YOU, FELLOW COLUMBIA CLASSMATE! *

  • 22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box says:

    @22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box Nobody ever said he DIDN’T enter the building legitimately. Is there another picture of him LEAVING the same building? He probably entered with his ID and real face to match, then entered a public restroom and put on a fake mustache and possibly even a change of clothes before snatching her credit cards.

    I would be looking for both the man in pic and a reimagined man without that thick fake-looking mustache. and see if you know anyone who looks like that around campus without that mustache.

    Last summer at my internship, I once entered the office building with my keycard and then put on a wig to avoid being seen by a certain someone when I left for the day. No one ever noticed. at all.

    i suggest we also start looking at our own columbia classmates as possible thieves in this.

  • 22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box says:

    @22yro SEAS Guy/Gun owner who thinks outside the box also, if this guy did enter through an area that required keycard access, public safety should have a list of all the students who swiped their cards that day, up to the time the victim realized her cards were missing, unless he used someone else’s ID. just flip through the access list until you find a similar-looking guy without that mustache.

  • suspicious says:

    @suspicious I can no longer study in avery for fear that every man around me will steal my wallet

  • LMFAO says:

    @LMFAO @seas guy joke: aaahhahahahahaha i laughed lol. but some of us are actually quite chill :P

    we’re living together because we plan to live together after graduation in a few months – both working in the city. we’ve been splitting the rent (helps a LOT btw)…friends initially were like wtf?! bad idea man! but other than me leaving dirty socks on the floor and getting yelled at, we’ve been doing quite well :)

    i encourage all couples to try it so they know if they can really stand each other together

    1. calm your tits says:

      @calm your tits at this point you’ve written more than the author of this article. stahp.

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