Unidentified suspects mugged a university staff member Thursday as she walked along the river path in Genesee Valley Park.
The victim was returning to the university around 1:00 p.m. when three suspects stepped in front of her and revealed a knife.
“[He] told the victim she was going to give them all she had. The other suspects then went through the victim’s pockets looking for property,” UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty said.
The suspects made off with the victim’s purse which contained her wallet. Credit cards, cash, personal papers and an ID card. The suspects also took another bag containing shoes.
Security reports that the suspects fled to a vehicle on Moore Road. They were last seen driving southbound on Moore Road.
The victim was uninjured in the incident.
Police and security were summoned, but a search of the area found no suspects.
Youths try to steal bike, sodas
Security reports that four area youths aged 12 and 13 were found allegedly trying to steal sodas from the snack bar outside the ITS Center Sunday evening.
The suspects said they had come to use the computers and believed the drinks to be free. Security also found the youths to be in possession of a bike they admitted removing from the ITS Center bike rack.
The bike was apparently unsecured.
“The kids felt the bike was junk because it had no pedal on one side,” Lafferty said.
No owner of the bike was identified.
Security warned the four youths and advised them not to return to UR property.
They were escorted from campus.
Rochester man trespasses at Eastman
Hector Reyes, 33, of Rochester was arrested for criminal trespassing Friday. Reyes was found in the basement computer room at the Eastman School of Music.
Reyes, who is unaffiliated with the university, had been warned in the past against entering university property. Staff had also been notified.
“Students in the area reported Reyes was using one of the computers to look at photographs but was unsure of the nature of them,” Lafferty said.
Rochester Police took Reyes to the Public Safety Building for processing security reports.
Car stolen from Towne House lot
A car belonging to a UR graduate student was reported stolen from the parking lot on Mt. Hope Ave. The car had been parked and secured.
The victim found that the 1993 Honda Accord was missing as the student returned to the lot in the evening.
The vehicle is valued at $3,200. The victim notified RPD.
Information provided by UR Security.
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