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George Washington University campus hit with crime spree

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The first suspect in the laptop burglaries is described as a black female, 5'3" to 5'4" tall, thin build with curly black hair, wearing a gray sweater, reading glasses and carrying a white shoulder bag. The first suspect in the laptop burglaries is described as a black female, 5'3" to 5'4" tall, thin build with curly black hair, wearing a gray sweater, reading glasses and carrying a white shoulder bag.
The second suspect in the laptop burglaries is described as a black female, 5'7" tall, heavy build, wearing a black jacket, black t-shirt, dark green pants and has long black hair. The second suspect in the laptop burglaries is described as a black female, 5'7" tall, heavy build, wearing a black jacket, black t-shirt, dark green pants and has long black hair.
WASHINGTON -

Crime is hitting the downtown campus of George Washington University in a very big way. There has been an attempted sexual assault and five burglaries since Tuesday.

The burglaries happened in the Ivory Tower residence hall Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday in Rice Hall, a female employee was attacked in a third-floor bathroom. When she walked in, someone turned the light out and jumped her. She fought him off and the male suspect fled.

There is now a guard posted at the front desk at Rice Hall where most of the University's administrators work. From now on, no one can get in or out of the building without a GWorld card or escort.

Security has also been ramped up at the Ivory Tower residence hall after police say two girls went from room to room stealing laptops and cell phones.

"These girls walked in and asked for either Angelica and Erica, and when no one was paying attention, they stole laptops and cell phones," says sophomore Madeleine Cohen.

Police have released surveillance photos of two suspects who they say entered five open dorm room doors on four floors. 

"I think college students, especially in a city like D.C., need to be more aware," Danielle Wolberger says.

Students and staff can report strangers in the buildings to the George Washington Police Department at 202-994-6111.


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