The West Chester University Police Department is investigating a delayed report of a robbery that occurred in University Parking Lot- L at the corner of West Rosedale Avenue and Roslyn Avenue between the times of 6:30 and 7:00 pm on February 25, 2018. Two female students reported that they were speaking with the occupants of a green van that was parked in the traffic lane in the south end of the lot, when one of the females stated that her back pack was taken from her by one of the occupants, and the van left the scene. The second female and a third female student who was also in the lot at the time were not harmed. The occupants of the van were described as 4-5 black males with no further descriptive details available. The van was last seen travelling south onto Roslyn Avenue from the Lot-L exit.
Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the West Chester University Police Department at 610-436-3311.
The campus community is cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and to report all suspicious situations. The campus community is encouraged to program 610-436-3311 and 911 into their cell phones. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the West Chester University Police Department at 610-436-3311.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a criminal act, the Chester County Crime Victims Center provides free, confidential support services to WCU students at their 24 hour hotlines, 610-692-RAPE(7372) or 610-692-7420 (other crimes). On-campus assistance is available through the Women's Center for Gender Equality, the Counseling Center, the Health Center and the Office of Student Conduct.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a criminal act, the following resources are available to you: (*denotes confidential resource)
Counseling Center*: 610-436-2301
Health Center*: 610-436-2509
Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator: 610-436-2513
Center for Women and Gender Equity* 610-436-2122
Judicial Affairs: 610-436-3511
Crime Victims Center*: 610-692-7273
National Sexual Assault Hotline*:1-800-656-HOPE
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS:
- Report all crime or suspicious incidents.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Avoid walking alone.
- If your partner says no or does not give clear verbal consent, sexual activity must stop.
- Your partner cannot give consent if incapacitated with alcohol or drugs, coerced, threatened, or frightened.
- The person(s) who initiate(s) a new level of sexual activity is responsible for getting consent for each level of intimacy.
- Limit your use of alcohol.
- Step in if you see a friend or acquaintance being taken advantage of or trying to take advantage of another person. Separate the individuals and make sure they get home safe.