Public Safety Alert
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, a Lehman College staff member was robbed of their cellphone. The incident occurred southwest of Goulden Avenue near the vicinity of Walton High School at approximately 6:10pm. The suspect was riding a blue Citibike and described as a 16-18 year old black male, thin, with braids, wearing a white tank top and black sweat pants. The suspect allegedly covered his face with a white t-shirt to conceal his identity. Public Safety responded and NYPD was contacted. Public Safety conducted an immediate search of the area; however the suspect was not located.
All information obtained will be forwarded to NYPD for further investigation.
Here are a few important safety reminders while walking to and from campus:
Students, faculty, and staff should avoid areas that are isolated or not well lit. Always be aware of your surroundings. Try not to distract yourself by being on your cell phone.
Devise a "buddy system". Travel in groups whenever possible. The "buddy system" is not just for students. When you walk to your car at night, or to a late meeting across campus, walk with someone or request a campus escort from Public Safety. Dial x8228, x7777 or 718-960-8228 from an off campus phone.
Students, faculty, and staff should request an escort if they feel unsafe walking from a parking lot or between buildings. Campus Safety is available for those who wish an escort. Dial x8228 or x7777.
Individuals who are behaving suspiciously should be immediately reported to Public Safety.
Cars should be parked in lighted areas and kept locked at all times. If you are in the vehicle, make sure doors are in the "locked" posotion and windows are closed. Never open or roll down your windows to strangers. Valuables should always be concealed or locked in the trunk.
The members of the Office of Public Safety strive to ensure the safety and security of the campus community and its visitors by providing information and guidelines on what do should an emergency situation occurs on campus. This information can be obtained at the Office of Public Safety, located in the Apex Building, room 109 or via the Public Safety webpage at: http://www.lehman.edu/public-safety/
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