Security Bulletin - Robbery - December 17, 2019 - Keele Campus

Alert sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:07:53 PM

Security Bulletin - Robbery - December 17, 2019 - Keele Campus

On Sunday, December 15th 2019 at approximately 6:20 pm, York Security and Toronto Police received a report of a robbery at Keele campus. A community member reported being approached by an unknown male as he exited the north Colonnade near the Kaneff Tower. The suspect demanded the community member's property. A cell phone was taken before the suspect fled on foot. No injuries or weapons were reported. The Toronto Police investigation is ongoing and York Security is assisting police in their investigation. High visibility security patrols of the area are in place.

The suspect is described as:

Male 5'4" tall, thin build, wearing a faded green jacket, baggy blue jeans and a dark coloured beanie style hat. The male appeared intoxicated.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or at Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

We also encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the wide range of services available at York University.

For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.

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York Security Services operates 24/7 and responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.

Emergency Blue Lights and Safety Phones are located throughout York's campuses, and provide a direct line to Security Services.

The Why Work Alone program operated by Security Services provides check-ins with community members who are working alone on campus in evenings, weekends or holidays.

The goSAFE service escorts York community members to and from any on-campus location.

The YorkU Safety App provides a direct link to Security Services and goSAFE. It also provides campus safety alerts and information on safety resources.

For more information about these services and other services available at York go to the Community Safety website at

Category: Security

Response Type: None

Urgency: Immediate