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Ryerson Security Watch — Robberies and Attempted Robber
By Amy Frueh

Ryerson Security and Emergency Services would like to inform the Ryerson University community of an attempted robbery. Below is the incident that occurred at approximately 50 Gould St., in front of Kerr Hall South, on Tuesday, July 26th.

The alleged victim, 21-year-old Michael Harris, an undergraduate student at Ryerson who doesn’t quite know what his major is yet, was walking west at approximately 6:35 p.m. to go home after studying “really hard” for a couple of hours. The victim was approached by the alleged assailant, who was dressed in a red T-shirt that clashed alarmingly with his khaki green shorts, and was armed with a toothbrush. According to the report, the alleged assailant then demanded that Harris hand over all his money, to which Harris laughed. Harris later explained to security, “I had to tell my [alleged assailant] that I didn’t have any money to give him. I had already been robbed on Ryerson campus twice earlier that day. Once by an assailant who got away, and later, by paying Ryerson’s unreasonably inflated tuition rates.”

It was later concluded that Harris’ assailant and alleged assailant would not face charges. Ryerson’s financial services department was not available for questioning.

If you have been the victim of a similar incident be sure to call Security and Emergency Services at 416-979-5040 or email them at security@ryerson.ca, preemptively to ensure your safety, as they won’t serve any assistance after the fact. Ryerson students are encouraged to carry bear spray until further notice.

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