Dear Lafayette Community Members,

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the College community to be notified when certain crimes are reported to the College.

On 2/22/21 @ 3:56 a.m., the Department of Public Safety received a report from Northampton County 911 of an armed robbery that occurred on the 400 block of McCartney Street at 3:52 a.m. While sleeping, the victim was awakened and approached by a male with a knife who entered the property from an unlocked front door. The suspect took a mobile phone and exited the property. The victim sustained minor scratches.

The suspect was described as dark skinned male, medium build, wearing a t-shirt and shorts. The suspect was last seen leaving the property on foot in an unknown direction. Increased patrols were implemented immediately.

The matter is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety. Anyone with information related to this incident should contact the Department of Public Safety at (610) 330-5330.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind the Lafayette community of some important personal safety practices that should be routinely followed:

  • Secure all windows and doors
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Know the locations of “blue light” emergency phones in case you need to use one
  • At night, walk with a known companion, whenever possible
  • Avoid walking in secluded or dimly lit areas
  • If you believe you are being followed, cross the street or change directions. Attempt to get a good description of the person and call Public Safety (610-330-4444), if near campus, or 911 if off-campus
  • If you’re still being followed, go to the nearest house or business and call Public Safety (610-330-4444), if near campus, or 911 if off-campus
  • Carry your cell phone to summon help and avoid talking on your phone if you are walking alone late at night
  • While walking, do not wear headphones/earphones
  • Utilize walking escort by Public Safety Officers by calling (610) 330-5330.


Department of Public Safety