CSI Public Safety: Theft Near College’s Soccer Field

Suspect Identified by Witness

by Emily Zoda

A successful and an attempted theft occurred on a gravel parking lot near CSI’s soccer field this past week, according to an email sent by the College’s Office of Public Safety earlier today.

A cell phone was taken on October 17 from a car parked adjacent to the soccer field on the gravel said the email. The window to the car was left open.

There were no witnesses to identify a suspect.

On October 20, in the same area, “a suspicious male was observed trying to open the doors of vehicles in the same gravel lot adjacent to the soccer field. This male was scared off by a visitor to the campus,” the email said.

A public safety car parked outside of 2A.

A public safety car parked outside of 2A. Photo Credit: Clifford Michel


“He was last seen heading across Loop Road towards Willowbrook Park,” the email continued.

According to the email, the suspect was male, 5’9 and 170 lbs. He was seen wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a dark baseball cap.

The note—which was signed off by CSI’s Director of Public Safety, Robert Wilson—offered several safety tips to students:

1.) Thefts from vehicles can happen anytime, day or night. Park in well lit, heavily traveled areas.

2.) Close and lock all windows and doors when you exit.

3.) Never leave valuables in plain sight. (Phones, GPS units, coins, charging cords, or other small items can be enough to invite the thief).

CSI’s Office of Public Safety is in 2A-108 and can be reached at 718-982-2111.

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