Monday, June 23, 2014

CCRA Newsletter Special -- Home Invasion Meeting

Home Invasion Meeting

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If you have not already heard this from the news media, we want to inform you that in the early morning hours on Saturday, while walking to her home on the 1900 block of Spruce Street, a 26-year old woman reportedly was followed by a man who forced his way into her apartment and sexually assaulted her. The man is described as Hispanic between the ages of 25 and 30. Links to media reports of this distressing event are at the end of this message.

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and CCRA are co-sponsoring a community meeting. Please join us to hear comments from:

1.  The Philadelphia. Police Department
2.  Women Organized Against Rape
3.  Handbags 4 Peace - Women dedicated to making Philadelphia a safer place for women.
4.   Town Watch Integrated Services - Partners with law enforcement efforts.
So far as we know, no arrest has been made. We urge anyone who may have observed suspicious activity in the Rittenhouse area between midnight and 3:00 a.m. on Saturday to contact the police. If you have a surveillance camera outside your home or business, please review footage from that night for anything that may help police in the investigation.

As an organization one of CCRA's priorities is the safety of our community and its citizens. Like you, CCRA is struggling with this crime. The rareness of violent offenses in our neighborhood does nothing to lessen their horror for those immediately affected; and they sadly and understandably engender fear in the wider community. We welcome your suggestions as to what more CCRA might do to help increase both the reality and appearance of safety in our streets, homes, and businesses.

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