CWRU Security Alert 09/09/22

Security Alert

Case Western Reserve University Division of Public Safety

Crime: Robbery

Location of incident: Mayfield Road and East 119th Street

Date of Incident: Sept. 9, 2022

Time of Incident: 10:50 a.m.

Incident Description: A victim was stopped at a red light at the Mayfield Road/East 119th Street intersection when a silver, four-door sedan pulled in front of his vehicle, blocking his path. A juvenile suspect got out of the passenger side of the vehicle, confronted the victim and stole his wallet before re-entering the vehicle and traveling west. The victim was not injured and no weapons were involved.

Suspect(s) Description: The suspect is described as a Black juvenile, approximately 10 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The vehicle—a silver four-door sedan with a temporary registration in the upper-left of the rear window—was driven by a Black female in her late 30s to early 40s, heavy build, wearing floral print leggings.

Initiated: Sept. 9, 2022

Information provided by: University Circle Police Department at 1:45 p.m.

Risk reduction/safety precautions:

Survivors of crimes are never at fault for their victimization. Perpetrators alone are responsible for the actions that make our campus less safe.

Though crimes of any nature are never the fault of the victim, we also want to ensure everyone takes steps that may reduce the possibility of crime. Below are a few tips provided by Case Western Reserve University police.

  • Be alert to any activity near your vehicle and be aware of people who may be following you to your vehicle.
  • Don’t drive without locking your doors.
  • When stopped in traffic, leave enough distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you so you can pull away quickly if needed.
  • Avoid using cell phones or other technology and remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Download and use the Spartan Ride app to access Safe Ride services and shuttle routes. Safe Ride runs seven days a week, between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Trust your gut feelings and avoid persons and situations that make you feel uncomfortable.
  • See something, say something. Report any suspicious behavior to CWRU Police in the Spartan Safe app or by calling 216.368.3331.
  • If you feel threatened or uncomfortable in regards to your safety, call CWRU PD at 216.368.3333. If a situation is making you nervous, don't be afraid to alter your route or call for help.

Case Western Reserve University is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of the community. We strongly encourage individuals to regularly check to see what safety tips and services we provide.

If you have any information on this crime, please call 216.368.3333 as soon as possible. If you would like to leave an anonymous tip, please call 216.368.3331.

Case Western Reserve University Division of Public Safety releases security alerts, in compliance with the federal Clery Act, when a Clery-reportable crime is committed and the university determines there is an ongoing threat on campus to the health or safety of students or employees.