Niagara College was notified by Niagara Regional Police Services on Nov. 23 that an attempted robbery and an attempted assault took place near the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus in the area of The Green Boulevard and Glendale Avenue. Niagara College security are fully informed. Please be cautious and ensure your safety. Additional information is available in the news release below provided by the Niagara Regional Police:
NRPS MEDIA RELEASE:
On Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 8:06 p.m., Members of the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to the area of Niagara on The Green Boulevard and Glendale Avenue in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, regarding an attempted robbery that was reported.
Police received information that a female victim had been walking Southbound along a walkway that leads from the area of the Outlet Mall towards the intersection of Niagara on the Green Boulevard and Glendale Avenue. The victim was approached from behind by an unknown male who attempted to physically control the victim. The suspect demanded money from the victim who was able to flee from the area and contact police. The victim was not injured and no weapons were observed during this incident. (16-104528)
While officers were investigating the initial incident, a second call for assistance was received at 8:27 p.m., reporting an assault that occurred near the same area. A second female victim had been walking alone when she was approached by an unknown male. The male took physical control of the victim who began screaming which caused the suspect to flee the area. (incident #2016-104536)
The suspect from the attempted robbery was described as a white male, in his early 20’s, wearing a black leather jacket and a burgundy toque.
The suspect from the second incident was described as being male, approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie and grey gloves.
It is not known at this time if these incidents are related or involved the same suspect.
Police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant of their surroundings when walking and to take precautionary measures such as having a cell phone readily available, walking in well-lit areas and if possible walk with someone else.
Investigators from the #2 District Detective Office are continuing to investigate these incidents. Police are requesting that any witnesses or anyone with information related to these matters to contact the #2 District Detective Office at 905 688 4111 Extension 2200 or Crime Stoppers to report the information.