An undergraduate was robbed by four suspects Nov. 19 at around 6:30 p.m. as he crossed the Genesee River Footbridge from campus.
The student reported to UR Security that as he neared the far side of the footbridge a group of four individuals began to approach him. One of the suspects asked him if he knew the time to which the undergraduate responded, “No.” A second suspect brandished a small silver colored handgun, UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty said.
The suspects then slammed the student up against the railing and punched him several times until he fell to the ground. The group took $40 cash from the victim then fled.
The victim of the robbery went to friend’s house and notified the Rochester Police Department. The victim declined medical treatment.
A subsequent search of the area didn’t find any of the four suspects.
Rifle confiscated from GLC
A graduate student returning to his home in University Park observed an unknown person carrying a rifle across Kendrick Road.
The student witnessed the man enter an apartment in the Graduate Living Center and notified security. Security and the RPD went to the apartment and observed the rifle laying in plain view in the living room and no one in the apartment, according to security reports.
The rifle was identified as a pellet gun and since it is not allowed on the property, it was confiscated.
A graduate student in the Medical School was later identified as the owner of the weapon. Possession of a firearm on university property is a criminal offense as well as a violation of university policy.
The student was not charged by RPD but the matter was referred to the Dean of Students’ Office and the Office
Shotgun surrendered from University Park
Security was informed Nov. 15 that a graduate student living in the University Park Apartments had a shotgun in his residence.
Security, as well as the RPD, responded to the apartment and contacted the student, who told officers that he did have a shotgun in his apartment.
The student surrendered the weapon to the RPD. Possession of a firearm on university property is a criminal offense as well as a violation of UR policy.
The graduate student was not criminally charged because he was cooperative with authorities. The matter was referred to the Dean of Students’ Office and the Office of Residential Life for further review.
Laptop stolen from Rush Rhees
For the second time in as many weeks, a unattended laptop was stolen from Rush Rhees Library.
An alumnus notified security Nov. 17 that he left his laptop unattended for 10 minutes in the Stacks to use the restroom. When he returned he found that his Apple Powerbook laptop, valued at over $2,200, had been stolen.
A report was filed with the RPD. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact UR Security at x53340.
Suspects arrested for bike theft
A graduate student notified security Nov. 24 that he observed three youths removing a bike from a bike rack outside of the Arthur Kornberg Research Building. He provided security with a description of the three suspects and the bike.
Security located the three youths, aged between 8 and 12, with the bicycle on the path under the Elmwood Avenue Bridge. The bike still had the rear wheel locked to the frame of the bike. Security confiscated the bike for safe keeping.
The suspects contended they had found the bike.
Officers notified the police but made no arrest because the owner of the bike could not immediately be identified. The suspects were warned not to return to university property.
Money stolen from Wilson Commons
A wallet containing $120 was stolen from Wilson Commons 102 sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Nov. 19.
The student reported to security that he had left his wallet accidentally over night in the office and when he returned to the building in the morning the wallet was missing.
He told security that janitors later located the wallet, which was missing the $120, in a trashcan in Wilson Commons 100.
Information provided by UR Security.
Hildebrandt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org