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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Responding to Muggings, March Planned for Oval Park Tonight

Alarmed by a spate of recent muggings in Williamsbridge Oval Park, the volunteer group Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval is organizing a march for safety in the park tonight. Those interested in participating should gather at the northern entrance of the park opposite the Keeper's House (stone house between Putnam Place and Reservoir Place) at 6:30 p.m.

Over the past two days, there has been a notable increase in police presence -- more patrol cars, more undercover officers -- at the Norwood-area park.

Less than two weeks ago, Montefiore Medical Center sent out an alert to employees, telling them to beware of their surrounding when walking in and around the park. The alert said two of its employees, in separate incidents, had recently been attacked by groups of teenagers who knocked them to the ground and took their cell phones. They added that no one had been seriously injured. There was also another report of a mugging at the park last week.

For more information about tonight's event, check out the Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval Facebook page.


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