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CAMPUS CRIME ALERT / Catonsville September 25, 2013
Crime Alerts are issued to inform the CCBC community of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

In a recent bulletin to the community, the Baltimore County Police advised that persons who own smartphones (particularly iPhones) should not give them to strangers to use because their ‘cellphone batteries have died’, or they ‘need to call for a ride’. Several citizens in the Catonsville / Rolling Road areas lost their phones last week due to this ploy when one or more suspects run off with the phone. This is beginning to occur on our campuses and may be part of the on-going scheme to trade-in used (stolen) smartphones for cash.

In addition, (snatch or grab) cellphone thefts can be prevented by being aware of your surroundings, and not using your phone to text or converse while walking alone or not paying attention to your surroundings. Suspects come from the rear or side and snatch the phone as they walk by, sometimes knocking the owner down. Cellphone thefts are a major portion of the thefts and robberies in densely-populated areas and on mass transit.

These crimes are crimes of opportunity. Please take the opportunity away by keeping your phone out of public view when possible and by remaining hyper-vigilant when walking.

CCBC Public Safety

CAMPUS CRIME ALERT / ESSEX CAMPUS May 16, 2011

Crime Alerts are issued to inform the CCBC community of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Attempted Robbery

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 12:45 p.m., a female student was pushed to the ground and was the victim of an attempted robbery occurring on the concrete ramp next to Building A at CCBC Essex.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 18-20 years of age, 5’7” and 140 pounds wearing a gray sweatshirt with a small white logo on the upper right chest. He was also wearing jeans and white Adidas athletic shoes with black stripes.

Please be alert to your surroundings when walking with your cell phone in your hand. A person who is intent on snatching your phone will watch your movement, approach you from your blind side (or casually pass you from the opposite direction), and grab your phone from your hand.

Do not resist the theft, do not fight the suspect, and do not chase him. Make note of the suspect’s physical description and clothing description.

Contact the CCBC Department of Public Safety as soon as you are safe.

The Department of Public Safety and Baltimore County Police Department are actively investigating these incidents. If you have any information or questions, please call the CCBC Department of Public Safety Essex at 443-840-2300.

CAMPUS CRIME ALERT / ESSEX CAMPUS May 11, 2011

On Campus Robberies:
Dates: April 26, 2011 & May 10, 2011
Times: Approximately 3-3:30 pm (both incidents)
Location: Essex, open space near building A and J

On Tuesday, April 26, at approximately 3:00 pm, a cell phone was taken by force from a student in the Plaza near A-Bldg, Essex campus (no weapon displayed).

On Tuesday, May, 10 at approximately 3:30 pm, a similar incident occurred between the A and J Buildings, Essex campus (no weapon displayed).

Suspect(s) in both incidents are described as follows:
Black male, 5/4 to 5/6, wearing a white T-shirt, navy blue shorts and white basketball shoes (on 5/10/11) and blue jeans (on 4/26/11), and two other black male suspects (not described).

The Department of Public Safety and Baltimore County Police Department are actively investigating these incidents. If you have any information or questions, please call the CCBC Department of Public Safety Essex at 443-840-2300.

Please be alert to your surroundings when walking with your cell phone in your hand. A person who is intent on snatching your phone will watch your movement, approach you from your blind side (or casually pass you from the opposite direction), and grab your phone from your hand.

Do not resist the theft, do not fight the suspect, and do not chase him. Make note of the suspect’s physical description and clothing description.

Contact the CCBC Department of Public Safety as soon as you are safe.

 
 
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