EAST FLATBUSH - Brooklyn College has sent a letter out to staff and students today, urging everyone to be alert after a young woman was raped and robbed just blocks from campus on Saturday.

The Director of Public Safety says students should travel in pairs or groups and report anyone suspicious immediately to the Public Safety Department or the police. Students are also advised to use the Campus Shuttle Service.

Police say the victim was raped Saturday morning near East 27th Street and Glenwood Road before the suspect robbed her and took off. The suspect is described as an African-American man who weighs about 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a Yankees hat with a white brim and a dark gray jacket.