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spacer spacer spacer spacer October 21, 2004

Arrests made in campus robbery

RIT President Albert Simone and Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, announced the arrest of two men linked to the Oct. 4 Crossroads Café robbery and shootings. In an Oct. 13 news conference, Simone and O’Flynn reported that the individuals have been charged with the crime and are in custody in the county jail. It was also reported that one of the men implicated in the crime was a temporary worker at Crossroads. Police are continuing their investigation.

Monroe County Sheriff O’Flynn, left, and President Simone announce news of arrests in connection with the Crossroads robbery.

“I feel good about the fact that we’re bringing closure to this event,” Simone stated during the news conference.

Simone also reported steps taken to enhance campus safety including increased campus patrols, crime prevention education and awareness training sessions, re-evaluation of cash-handling procedures, and continuous reinforcement of personal safety tips.

Although RIT has been conducting background checks on some employees, the university will work to increase the number of employees who must undergo these precautionary measures. Employees subject to background checks include those with access to students in living environments; drivers of RIT-owned or leased vehicles; employees with access to cash, negotiable instruments and confidential university-level data; and employees with access to major university or
college network systems.


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