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)
10/04/2012

DPS Greets Visitors for our Annual Open House

 

On October 3, 2012, the Division of Public Safety hosted visitors from far and wide to tour our facilities at 4040 Chestnut Street. Guests were introduced to the PennComm communication center, which is the location of our emergency call center and CCTV patrol; toured our fingerprinting processing area and cell blocks; learned about bike safety and our RAD self-defense program; climbed aboard our police motorcycles and T3 vehicle; played along in the FATS simulator, learning appropriate actions for police in high-pressure situations; learned about fire safety first-hand, by learning to utilize a fire extinguisher on a live fire, viewed our EOC (Emergency Operations Center), which is used by our leadership team to manage response during emergency situation; met with the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) who explained how this volunteer group of students provide essential support across campus; and enjoyed good food and cheer from the entire DPS staff.

On October 3, 2012, from 1-4pm, the Division of Public Safety hosted visitors from across University City to tour our facilities at 4040 Chestnut Street. Guests were introduced to the PennComm communication center, which is the location of our emergency call center and CCTV patrol; toured our fingerprinting processing area and cell blocks; learned about bike safety and our RAD self-defense program; climbed aboard our police motorcycles and T3 vehicle; played along in the FATS simulator, learning appropriate actions for police in high-pressure situations; learned about fire safety first-hand, training to utilize a fire extinguisher on a fire; viewed our EOC (Emergency Operations Center), which is used by our leadership team to manage emergency response; met with the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) who explained how their volunteer group of students provides essential medical support across campus; and enjoyed good food and cheer with the entire DPS staff.

 

Afaf Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Patrick Burke, Vice Dean of Administration and Finance,

Mitch Yanak, Director of Technology and Emergency Communications, Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety