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Campus Safety Notices

This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.

Public Safety Advisory - Timely Warning – Indecent Assault and Vehicle Theft

04/17/2019 10:00AM

This Timely Warning is a follow up on the two DrexelAlerts that were sent to the community on April 16, 2019:

  1. 04/16/2019 – 09:33 a.m. – 3200 Block of Chestnut Street – Indecent Assault
    Victim reported to Drexel Police that while walking in the 3200 Block of Chestnut Street the suspect grabbed her and inappropriately touched her.
  2. 04/16/2019 – 09:33 a.m. – 3200 Block of Market Street – Vehicle Theft
    The same suspect from the initial incident fled the scene by stealing a Drexel-owned Gator Utility Vehicle that was parked on the sidewalk.

Drexel University Police are investigating these incidents and have determined that both incidents were committed by the same suspect. During the investigation, the offender was also observed on video grabbing or attempting to grab other females as he was walking along Market Street. Although a person of interest has been identified, no arrest has been made. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5’10”, unshaven. He was last seen wearing tan cargo pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue sleeveless vest, and an orange and black Philadelphia Flyers logo baseball cap.

If you were approached by this male or witnessed his actions, you are encouraged to contact Drexel Police at 215.895.2222.

University policies and resources related to sexual- and gender-based harassment and misconduct, including information about reporting misconduct and about bystander intervention, can be found on the Office of Equality and Diversity’s Title IX Resource Page: drexel.edu/oed/reporting/Title-IX

Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and professional staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. Keep doors and windows to your residence locked, and store valuables out of sight. Do not prop open building doors. Report suspicious persons inside campus buildings.

Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible, and to walk with others when possible. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel's campuses.

Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety for a walking escort at 215.895.2822 or use the Drexel Guardian app. Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found at: drexel.edu/publicsafety/crimeprevention/safetytips.

Please immediately report any suspicious activity to Philadelphia Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222.