Forcible fondling reported in Gelman

A woman was forcibly fondled in Gelman Library last weekend, according to an Infomail sent out this afternoon.

The victim was “assisting the subject” when he put his hands down her pants and up her shirt, according to the e-mail. The alert does not say if the victim was a student, Gelman employee, or other visitor.

The suspect – listed as a 35 to 45-year-old black male, around six-and-a-half feet hall and weighing 265 pounds – left the library after the victim fled, according to the e-mail. The Infomail does not say how the man got into the library – a GWorld is required to legally access the building.

University Police Chief Dolores Stafford was not available to answer questions Wednesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, a robbery occurred in the Starbucks in the same building, according to the Infomail. In that incident, a suspect tried to steal an unattended laptop when a witness stopped him across the street and gained control of the laptop, according to the alert. The suspect – described as a teenaged black male, and about 6 feet tall – was last seen entering the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

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