Crime Alert: Assault in Van Pelt Library

On Tuesday, September 10, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a female student was assaulted inside the Van Pelt Library on the third floor. The woman reports that while seated inside a study carrel, a man approached her from the rear, and placed one hand around her waist and his other hand over her eyes. A brief struggle ensued and the woman freed herself. She began to scream and he fled.

He is described as an African-American, 25 to 35 years old; 6'0"-6'3" tall; medium build; medium complexion; clean shaven; short black hair; last seen wearing dark blue dress pants and a light blue long-sleeved dress shirt with a white band collar.In particular, the male pronounced words very distinctly, clearly and carefully as if English is not his primary language.

If you have any information concerning this incident, please contact one of the following:

Penn Police: 898-7297
Penn Investigators: 898-4485
Special Services: 898-4481 / 6600

Safety Tips:

--Lt. Susan M. Holmes


Volume 43 Number 4
September 17, 1996

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