On Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 a.m., the Rochester Police Department arrested Lamik Moses, 20, for theft.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, the RPD responded to a report of a suspicious individual with a ski mask wandering around the Psi Upsilon Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity houses.
Three UR undergraduates told another police officer that the same suspect robbed them earlier. The students said that the suspect gestured as if he had a gun in his pocket, and he demanded that the victims get on the ground.
One student submitted all of his cash, another didn’t have any money and the third victim backed out of the area.
Twenty minutes prior to the incident, officers responded to a complaint from Delta Upsilon Fraternity that the same suspect punched one of the brothers in the face.
Neither party wished to file a police report.
Students discover their property stolen over break
Two Susan B. Anthony Hall residents reported property stolen from their rooms during the Thanksgiving break, according to Lafferty. On Monday, Dec. 1, the two undergraduates notified Security. One of the victims reported her television and remote stolen, while the other victim reported her laptop computer stolen.
The victim’s rooms were on the second and third floors. Both students stated that their rooms were locked and secure upon leaving for the break. Security found no signs of forced entry.
One of the students filed a police report; the second intends to file a report at a later time.
Suspect arrested for theft
Rochester local James Lemon, 56, was charged for the theft of a UR undergraduate’s laptop on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
According to Lafferty, Lemon stole the laptop when the student left it unattended in Gleason Library. The victim observed the suspect in the area and confronted him when he discovered his laptop stolen. The victim saw that the suspect had his laptop in a bag and proceeded to hold the suspect while others contacted Security.
When Security arrived, officers discovered that Lemon had possession of another student’s wallet. The student was unaware that the wallet had been stolen from his bag in Carlson Library.
Lemon was taken into custody by the RPD, who arrived on the scene after fielding a call from Security. The laptop and wallet were returned to their respective owners.
Graduate student robbed while heading to church
While walking to a local church service near 837 Genesee Street around 5:41 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 26, a UR graduate student was robbed by three suspects.
The student reported that the suspects told her they had a gun and the three suspects demanded her to submit her property. The victim gave the suspects her purse, containing a wallet, checkbook, credit card and a USB hard drive. No weapons were displayed during the incident.
According to Lafferty, the victim contacted the police. Security was later informed that two juveniles were arrested in connection to the incident.
Information provided by UR Security.
Nathaniel is a member of the class of 2011.