Monday, November 27, 2006

Warning

This was sent in: there was a robbery at gunpoint (single woman) I believe on 1700 block of Waverly Street early this morning ... we need to warn people coming to and from choir -- walk in groups and keep eyes out for any potential trouble. Click

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not the first incident like this--there have been four or five over the last week in the Rittenhouse/Fitler Square area.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Debra said...

and that's the reason it made the news: this crime (which actually occurred early Sunday morning in the 1800 block of Pine Street) was the fifth gunpoint robbery and sexual assault in the vicinity within a five-day period, and police believe that one man (yet unidentified) perpetrated all of the attacks.

Whether or not the local news reports it, crime (including violent crime) happens, even in the relatively-safe neighborhood around the church. The warning to observe basic safety precautions bears repeating: be aware of your surroundings at all times and (women particularly) avoid walking alone at night in deserted or dimly-lit areas.

These recent crimes should remind us to act prudently, but not to become fearful. After all, God is still in control...

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll even do this when it's raining. Check who is behind you before opening the door to your apt. building or house, and don't think twenty feet is enough or someone who looks "ok" is really ok. That happend to me on Pine Street - attacked from behind in the rain by someone with a knife who apparently had seemed "ok" and appeared a good distance back when I was walking home. Must've sped up or something when I started opening the door.

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I try to do as a safety thing is to carry my keys outside of my purse (on my person) - in case my purse is taken, the robber will not have access to my house.

I recently heard a good tip from a woman in Center City who carries her cash separate from her ID and credit cards so that if robbed she could easily give over the cash and hopefully hold onto the other stuff.

Also, it doesn't hurt to wear shoes that you could run in if necessary (safety is more important than high fashion).

2:39 PM  

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