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Concern is growing in Upper Fells Point as police search for suspects in a series of attacks and robberies, one of which has been classifieid as a hate crime. Johns Hopkins, which as offices in the neighborhood, has issued an alert to its employees.

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Here is the Hopkins alert:

JOHN HOPKINS SECURITY ALERT!!!!!

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RELEASE DATE: 08/04/10 All faculty, staff and students are reminded to alert Security Communications (5-5585) immediately of any suspicious persons or activity. Johns Hopkins Medicine, Corporate Security Executive Office - 550 N. Broadway, Suite 503 Baltimore, MD 21205 410-614-3473 P 410-614-3907 F

Bulletin Subject
 UNARMED ROBBERIES (OFF CAMPUS)
 
Location
 SOUTH OF JHMI MEDICAL CAMPUS IN THE UPPER FELLS POINT AND WASHINGTON HILL COMMUNITIES
 
Date
 AUGUST 2ND & 3RD, 2010
 
Time
 EVENING HOURS
 
Summary
 Males that are walking alone after dark are grabbed from behind, thrown to the ground and punched and kicked. Cell phones and property are taken. No weapons are used or implied.

Several African-American male teenagers 14-18, in groups numbering between 2 and 10, with varied descriptions. Some were wearing green colored shirts

Suspects have robbed males in their twenties on four separate occasions that were walking alone by grabbing them from behind, throwing them to the ground and taking cell phones and property. The victims have all received non-life threatening injuries during the physical attack and the suspects have run from the scenes in various directions. The incidents are being investigated by the Baltimore Police Department Southeastern District.

Note: Corporate Security has been in contact with command from the Southeastern District and they have placed additional resources in the area as a result of the incidents. None of the victims have been Hospital or University staff or students.

Anyone witnessing any of the above incidents are asked to call Corporate Security Communications at 410-955-5585 (5-5585).

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