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OCTOBER 26, 2017

The individual seen in the attached PDF Flyer (click on the above link to see and print it) is currently wanted in connection with two armed robberies in which a firearm was displayed. The incidents occurred on 10/25 and 10/26 at approximately 7:30 am on St. Nicholas Terrace and W. 130th Street. The perpetrator was described as a dark skinned male, 5’7” wearing a black coat, blue jeans and a black scarf covering part of his face.

If you see this individual do not approach and notify Public Safety (212) 650-7777 or NYPD 26th Detective Jose M. Rojas (212) 678-1351 or (917) 900-6653

Crime Prevention Alert Notices are issued to advise members of the College community of any recent significant criminal activity reported on or near the City College of New York

April 3, 2017 


We released a Security Alert last week (see below) regarding a man who had robbed one of our students and attempted to rob another on the streets that surround the campus.  

We are pleased to announce that the CCNY Public Safety Department arrested him Friday afternoon.  He was positively identified as the perpetrator by the two victims and is currently in the custody of the New York City Police Department.  

March 31, 2017

Dear CCNY Community:
The individual pictured below is wanted in connection with two robberies/aggressive panhandling incidents that occurred on campus on 3/28/17 and 3/30/17. The individual committed these crimes between 2:00
pm to 4:00 pm. The suspect asks for change or uses some other ruse to get the victim to expose their wallet, at which time he threatens his victims with force or a weapon before taking the victim’s money.

The suspect is possibly armed, so please do not confront him. Call the Police by dialing 911 or notify Public Safety at one of the phone numbers listed below so that proper action can be taken.
Thank you,


(212) 650-6911 OR (212) 650-6626



  • Assertive police strategies have cut crime dramatically in New York.You can help the Campus Public Safety Department by knowing these simple facts:
  • Avoid walking and texting/talking on the cell phone.
  • Utilize headsets; if they can't see it they can't grab it.
  • Carry your purse close to your body.
  • When in a restaurant or store, don't leave your handbag over the back of the chair, or in a shopping cart unattended.
  • Carry your wallet in the breast pocket of your jacket or in the front pants pocket.Never in the rear pants pocket.
  • Be wary of con artists, some divert your attention while another picks your pocket or grabs your cell phone.
  • If possible carry personal alarms you can activate to alert the public in the event that you need assistance.
  • Follow your instincts. "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
  • Hold on to your cell phone and keep it secured and out of sight when not in use.
  • Report suspicious activities to the Department of Public Safety.Safety in Numbers - Coordinate your schedule with fellow students or friends so that you walk to and from classes together.This will help reduce the risk of being targeted by a potential assailant.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.If you believe you are being followed or targeted, chances are you may be."Stay Alert"

P.O. Nidia Polonia, Crime Prevention Officer (212) 650-6036
CCNY Public Safety Department
NAC Room 4/201
24 Hour Public Safety General Questions (212) 650-6911
EMERGENCIES (212) 650-7777 


Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Limit use of cellular phones, PDA's and I-Pod like devices while traveling.
  • Keep your keys separate from your purse or backpack.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings – keep valuables out of sight.
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
  • Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
  • Use of the college shuttle bus service to travel to and from campus to local subway stops. The status and location of the college bus can be tracked in real-time via NEXTBUS video displays located at the main entrances to the NAC and Marshak buildings. The bus can also be tracked on-line or via smart phone.

For more information please visit the CCNY NEXTBUS website.

Secure Your Bike

  • Always lock your bike's frame and wheels with a high-quality lock and chain or U-lock (with a high security barrel or flat key) that is warranted by the manufacturer against theft. (HERE ARE EXAMPLES OF LOCKS)
  • Always lock your bike, even if you're just leaving it for a moment.
  • Always lock your bike's frame and wheels with a high-quality lock and chain or U-lock (with a high security barrel or flat key).
  • Remove all detachable items like lights, bags and quick release parts and take them with you.
  • Lock to a bike rack, or off campus to firmly affixed (bolts covered in concrete) parking meter or light pole - these are the most secure places. NYC law prohibits securing bikes to trees or NYC subway stairs.
  • Record your bike's serial number and keep the receipt of purchase on file.On Campus Resources.
  • Register your bicycle with NYPD/CCNY Public Safety at scheduled crime prevention days or by appointment - call (212) 650-6911.
  • Utilize authorized bicycle racks located in front of Marshak Building and in the 138th Street Alleyway (rear of Wingate Hall).
  • If you notice any suspicious activity contact Public Safety via Blue Light Emergency Phone Stations or (212) 650-7777.

In an emergency, contact the Public Safety Department Emergency Dispatch Center at (212) 650-7777 or via any "blue light" emergency telephone on campus. Dial 911 to contact the NYPD.


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