Six students were robbed at 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 on Gibbs Street outside the Eastman Living Center.
The students reported that a male suspect approached them and grabbed one of them by the shoulder while pressing a sharp object into the students?s back.
The attacker demanded that the other students empty their pockets and said that if they did not, he would hurt their friend, Security Investigator Dan Lafferty said.
The students complied and dropped their property on the ground. The suspect then demanded that they pick up the money and give it to him, which they did.
The suspect then fled the area, running toward Main Street. One of the students called Rochester Police Department on his cellular phone while another ran into the Living Centre and called Security.
The student who the attacker grabbed reported a minor injury apparently made by the sharp object, but declined medical attention.
?RPD and Security investigators are actively investigating this incident and anyone with information is encouraged to call Security investigators at x35021,? Lafferty said.
Sex offender released from prison
A registered sex offender has been released from prison on parole and has moved to 995 Genesee Street, an apartment building next to the convenience store near the intersection of Genesee Street and Brooks Avenue.
Alphonso Boyd had been serving time for rape and sodomy convictions since 1986.
Prior to release, he was evaluated and classified as a high-risk sex offender. RPD has released this information in accordance with the state?s Sexual Offender Registration Act.
Woman arrested at Alpha Delta Phi
UR Security and RPD arrested Jennifer Gilman Friday, Jan. 12 at the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity house for third-degree assault.
Nineteen-year-old Gilman, who is not affiliated with the university, had gone to the fraternity house to talk with her former boyfriend.
The victim reported that following this meeting, Gilman grabbed him and scratched his back and hands. A witness carried the girl out of the house. The victim then notified RPD.
The victim reported that previous to this incident he had received instant messages from Gilman that ?he found alarming and annoying,? said Lafferty said.
Gilman?s case is currently pending adjudication in court.
Three cars broken into in Area B lot
Three graduate students of the William E. Simon School for Business Administration reported their cars were broken into while parked in Area B parking lot.
The incidents occurred sometime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. In all three incidents, the vehicles had windows broken out to allow access to the vehicles.
The victims reported that a cellular phone valued at $150, a car stereo valued at approximately $450 and $2 of change from one of the vehicle?s console were stolen. All of the victims notified RPD.