UPennAlert

Attempted robbery with weapon | 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

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UPDATE: All clear in the area of 4000 block Baltimore Ave. You may resume normal activity in the area. Penn Police and security are patrolling the area.

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UPennAlert:  Attempted robbery with weapon in the 4000 block of Baltimore Ave.

Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

Last seen heading eastbound on Baltimore Avenue toward 39th Street.

Police responding, use caution, avoid the area.

Additional police and security officers are in the area.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Please be sure to use the Walking and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Please be sure to use the Walking Escort and Riding services available to you free of charge. Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to update your cellphone information for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian App which can help Police better find your location when you call in an emergency.

Emergencies 215-573-3333 / 511 (campus phone)
General Information 215-898-7297
Special Services 215-898-4481 (215-898-6600 off-hours)
HELP Line 215-898-HELP (4357)
DPS Headquarters 4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Walking Escort 215-898-WALK (9255)
Penn Transit Ride 215-898-RIDE (7433)
Emergency Procedures

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Building Area of Refuge (BAR)

Primary

Class of ’59 Outdoor Plaza

Secondary

Plaza W. of Stitler

Building Relocation Site

Primary

Van Pelt – Dietrich Library

Secondary

Houston Hall

Building Shelter-in-Place Area

Rooms A1, A2, A3

Shelter-in-Place

(Weather Emergencies/Hazardous Conditions in the outside environment)
Purpose: To shelter occupants inside the building in the event of a hazardous conditions due to biological material/spill, severe weather, or other emergency incident outside of the building.
  • Go inside the nearest building.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Report to the building’s shelter area.

Evacuate

(Fire/Unsafe Building Environment)
Purpose: To alert occupants to leave the building in the event of an emergency incident, such as a fire, inside of the building. Notify and assist those needing help in the immediate area.
  • Close all doors as you exit.
  • Activate fire alarm pull station.
  • Evacuate the building via nearest exit; report to BAR listed above; and call emergency number.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not re-enter building until authorized by emergency personnel.

Lockdown

(Active Threat/Active Shooter)
Purpose: Used when there is an immediate threat to the building occupants. In the event of a Lockdown, students, faculty, and staff would be instructed to secure themselves in the room they are in and not to leave until notified that it is safe to do so (an “all clear”).

RUN (Evacuate): When an active shooter is in your vicinity

HIDE (Hide Out): If evacuation is not possible, find a place hide.

FIGHT (Take Action): AS A LAST RESORT, and only if your life is in danger.

POLICE RESPONSE: When law enforcement officers arrive: Keep your EMPTY hands raised and visible. Remain calm and follow instructions.

Watch the short video below to learn about key emergency procedures:
Evacuate, Shelter-in-Place and Lockdown.