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Arrest in Penn Tower Assault

On Monday, February 10, University Police arrested Larry Ray, a 28-year-old employee of a local cleaning contractor, and charged him with the January 19 assault on a secretary at the Penn Cancer Center as well as the burglary of several offices in that building.

Ms. Toby Laiken, who suffered facial injuries from an intruder she apparently interrupted when she arrived at work at 5:30 a.m. on January 19, was treated at HUP and released. University Police and Philadelphia Police cooperated in a joint investigation that led to the arrest of Mr. Ray, who has been arrested seven times previously for offenses including aggravated assault, robbery and burglary.

Penn Tower has since installed a telephone system where dialing "0" from anywhere in the building will contact Penn Security, according to a HUP On February 1, Allen Cronhein became manager of security and human resources at Penn Tower, replacing Anthony Marziani, who resigned.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, February 17, 1998, Volume 44, Number 22