Security Alert Homewood ------------- Attempted robbery, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2:25 a.m.: A student walking south in the 3200 block of St. Paul Street was approached by a male who held his hand in a plastic bag as if armed. He demanded money from the student who did not comply, running, instead, to the corner of 33rd and Charles streets. There he flagged down a Security Department escort van to report the incident. The student was not injured. Armed robbery, Saturday, Oct. 7, 11:05 p.m.: Seven students walking west in the 200 block of 33rd Street were approached by two males, one of whom pointed a handgun at the students and ordered them to empty their pockets. The students were then ordered to lie on the ground. After searching two of the victims, one assailant walked on the students, none of whom were injured. Robbery, Monday, Oct. 9, 12:10 a.m.: A JHMI employee, and part-time student, walking east in the 200 block of East 32 Street, was approached by a male and a female who had gotten out of a car parked at the south curb. The female demanded the employee's property, pulling a Walk-man radio from her left arm. The two assailants then re-entered the car and drove away. The employee described the car as a late model Subaru with Maryland license tag CRS120. Robbery, Monday, Oct. 9, 8:55 p.m.: A student walking east on the walkway between the emergency phone and the steps on either side of the Johns Hopkins statue at 33rd and Charles streets was approached by a male who held his hand in a plastic bag as if armed. The assailant forced the student to accompany him to a bank machine at 26th and Charles streets, where he demanded money. The student was not injured. Armed robbery, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:44 p.m.: A male, not affiliated with Hopkins, was walking east in the 100 block E. 30th Street, when he observed two males following him. When he turned onto the 2900 block Hargrove Alley, one of the males displayed a handgun, demanded money and then ran east on 30th Street. With the recent robberies in the area, the Homewood Security Department has increased the frequency of patrols on and around the campus. Overtime officers have been assigned to patrol the areas along the Charles Street corridor to include the wooded area south of the beach and around the Merrick Barn. Wackenhut officers and the university's Charles Village officer are concentrating their efforts where robberies have been reported off campus. In addition, members of the Northern District Police Department's Violent Crimes Task Force have been assigned to the area.
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