NYPD Investigating Off-Campus Burglary, Alleged Sexual Assault

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By Laura Sanicola

In a university-wide email sent Saturday afternoon, Associate Vice President of Public Safety John Carroll notified the university of an off-campus burglary and an alleged sexual assault of a Fordham student.

Carroll’s email, sent shortly after 5 p.m., said that an apartment on Hoffman Street, between 188th and 189th streets, was burglarized between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. According to the student who reported the incident, one of the three student residents had been sexually abused while they were asleep.

Carroll said that the residents reported two cell phones and cash missing from the apartment, and that the NYPD are investigating the incident.

This incident marks the fourth theft and second alleged sexual assault at Rose Hill that Public Safety has announced since January 1, 2016.

Carroll reminded students to keep all doors and windows locked and secured. The email encouraged anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the 48th Precinct Detective Squad or Fordham Public Safety.