Sunday, December 09, 2007

Outside my office

So we got this email today:

Campus Community,

I wanted to inform you of recent criminal activity on the Georgia Tech campus.
On Saturday at approximately 4:30 p.m. a female student was the victim of an
armed robbery. The victim was walking to her car on Cherry Street between the
Guggenheim Building and the Engineering Science Building. The perpetrators were
in a blue, 4-door Honda Accord that was reported stolen near the Love Building
earlier in the day. The vehicle, which has since been recovered, is also
reported to have been involved in another incident in the Atlanta area. No arrests
have been made.

The suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male, approximately 5'5" and
in his early 20s. He has a slim build, dark brown eyes and an afro-style
haircut. He was wearing a dark colored, zip-up, hooded sweatshirt. There is no
description of the second suspect because he did not get out of the car.

Please notify the Georgia Tech Police Department at 404-894-2500 if you have any
information about criminal activity on campus. Individuals may also submit crime
tips anonymously through the GTPD Web site:

Today's incident is another reminder that everyone should remain vigilant, be
aware of their surroundings and take every precaution to prevent becoming a
victim. For more information about crime prevention, visit the GTPD Web site.

John Stein
Dean of Students
Too bad certain precautions are illegal on campus. The same person about 100ft to the south would have more options. Probably wouldn't have helped in this case (rifle/shotgun to the face... probably want to comply...), but its something to ponder.

Good thing finals hadn't started, the girl might have just said "You can't scare me with that gun, I have one of the four horsemen for calculus... "

It seems that crime has gone up since we expanded into centennial park. Could be that I am paying more attention. It probably is more related to the economy than the expansion of the university.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like anyone would believe Calculus at GT is hard, least of all those actively involved in the commission of a felony.