On Friday, January 31st at approximately 10:30 pm, York Security Services were notified and immediately responded to a robbery and theft of vehicle occurring in the Passy Crescent area.
The victims were robbed by two suspects who produced a firearm. Their vehicle was taken by the suspects who then left the area. No injuries were sustained. Police are actively investigating this occurrence and York Security are assisting police in the investigation. Police have not yet released a description of the suspects. Additional security is being retained and high visibility York Security patrols are in place in the south end of campus, including extra patrols of parking lots.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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.
York Security Services operates 24/7 and responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.
The goSAFE service escorts York community members to and from any on-campus location in evenings and night-times.
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 YorkU Safety App provides a direct link to Security Services and goSAFE. It also provides campus safety alerts and information on safety resources.
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.
The Student Counseling & Development office offers personal counseling services to all York students. They can be reached by calling 416-736-5297, or visit http://counselling.students.yorku.ca/ for more information.
Services are also available through the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR), see https://oscr.students.yorku.ca/, telephone 416-736-5231 or visit W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services.
For more information about these services and other services available at York go to the Community Safety website at http://yorku.ca/safety