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November 14, 2016
 
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Safety Alert: Menacing

Alert


 

The Garden City Police Department reported that on Friday, November 11, 2016 at approximately 6 p.m. a male individual was approached by an unknown white male wearing a black stocking mask who told him to stop while displaying what appeared to be a hunting knife. The incident occurred on South Ave. between Whitehall Blvd. and Kensington Rd. The victim walked away without further incident or injury. The Garden City police reported no other similar incidents in the area. 

Person of Interest:

The person of interest was described as a male, Caucasian, between 5’9″ and 5’10”, wearing a black stocking over his head covering his face, white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who has information on the identity of the person of interest or information on this crime can contact the Garden City Police Department at 516.465.4100 or the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety at 516.877.3511. All calls will remain confidential.  Please refer to Garden City case #GC-00598-16.

For your Safety:

  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, go with your gut. Don’t worry about what others think; safety comes first.
  • Use your cell phone. Make sure it’s charged before you leave home and coordinate with a friend if you need to text him or her for a “friend-assist.” Also, make a plan in case your phone dies, so you can meet up with your friends at a familiar location at a certain time.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings. If you detect any suspicious activity and are concerned about your safety, immediately respond to a location where you can call for assistance. (ex. Emergency phones, Emergency Call boxes)
  • Don’t resist a robbery attempt.
  • Don’t leave your door open or unlocked for any period of time.
  • Don’t enter a stranger’s vehicle.
  • Don’t allow any individual into your apartment or building if you do not know who they are.
  • Keep your doors locked at all times.
  • If you see something, say something! Intervene if you see a situation that seems risky to someone’s safety. By stepping up you can possibly prevent a crime. Also, don’t be afraid to call school security.
  • Stick with your friends. Arrive at events together, check in with one another throughout, and leave together. Think twice about going off alone and if, for whatever reason, you have to separate from your friends, let them know where you are going and who you are with.
  • Watch out for your friends. If a friend seems out of it or is way too intoxicated, get him or her to a safe place.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Whether you’re walking home from the library or at a party, be mindful of potential risks. Get to know your campus or neighborhood and learn a well-lit walking or driving routes. Think of a safe exit strategy. Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?
  • Utilize free Panther Shuttle service when available.
 

For further information, please contact:

Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone

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