WOAI reported today that campus security has been stepped up at San Antonio College following a rash of assaults on and near campus. Sure enough, a quick check of my ACES e-mail shows three messages with the subject line CAMPUS CRIME ALERT.
Most recently, a student was assaulted just off campus at a bus stop by a "black male" who tried to take his backpack and personal belongings. Another student was assaulted "in the area of Dewey and Belknap streets" (otherwise known as "on the other side of campus from the college PD") by three assailants who stole his cell phone. In the first instance, a student had his personal property "stolen from him by two unknown subjects while in the area between McCreless Hall and Gonzales Hall" (also on the other side of campus from the PD). There's no time on two of them, but this one happened at about 2:30pm.
We are given these CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:
· Be aware of your surroundings.
· Immediately report any suspicious persons to the Alamo Colleges Police.
· Request an Alamo Colleges Police safety escort at 485-0099.· Use the “buddy” system when walking.
Well, that's helpful, no?