Security Alert: September 16, 2010

At approximately 1:15 a.m., Thursday, September 16—a woman asleep in the bedroom of an off campus residence on 55th Street, between Drexel and Ellis, was awakened by an unknown suspect poised over her. Another woman in the same room woke up and screamed. The suspect fled the residence via an open window. Neither woman was injured. The suspect took a laptop computer and other items from the residence. It is believed the suspect entered the residence through a window.


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