Custodian Robbed At Knife Point

Police are looking for a man who robbed an off-duty custodian at knife point at Wolfson Campus on Oct. 24, according to a City of Miami police report.

The incident happened at 2 a.m. as Jean Claude Jacinthe, 66, was sitting on a bench outside building 2 waiting for an Uber.

Jacinthe, who has been working part-time for the College since September, said a man riding a bicycle approached him and pointed a knife, ordering him to surrender his belongings.

The assailant took a Haitian passport, a Florida ID, a social security card, a green card, a cell phone, a cell phone charger, a $5 bill, a notebook, a belt, three T-shirts, two bags and one can of Carnation milk. The items are valued at more than $110.

Police describe the suspect as a 5-foot-6 inch, 160 pound, 35-40 year old black male wearing a long sleeve shirt and sporting a beard. According to Jacinthe, the subject spoke Creole.

Jacinthe said the subject fled north on N.E. 1 Ave. The victim was not injured. Jacinthe reported the incident 18 hours later.

The college did not issue an MDC alert through social media, text message or phone call to notify students or staff about the robbery.

“Students and employees are always encouraged when possible to walk in groups to their vehicle or bus stop,” said Juan Mendieta, director of communications for Miami Dade College.

Anyone with information about this incident can call the City of Miami Police Department at (305) 579-6111; Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or Wolfson Campus public safety at (305) 237-3100.

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.