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)
08/14/2019

Move-In 2019

Welcome to Penn!

Move-in is an exciting time. We are prepared once you get on campus, but getting here can be challenging. We have provided the information below to make sure you are prepared. Please ask any Public Safety Police Officer for guidance or directions if you need assistance navigating the campus.

You can also go to the Move-In page for additional details.

See below for a map and details about area road closures.

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MAP of CAMPUS with College Houses and Garage Locations

Map of Campus with Garage and College House Locations

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To facilitate the move-in process, Spruce Street will be closed during the following times, allowing access to those who are moving in to the College Houses. Follow the instructions provided by Residential Services to determine your arrival location for Move-In. 

Move-In Street Closures:

● Saturday, August 17th Spruce Street from 34th to 38th: 6:30am -1:00pm

● Tuesday, August 20th Spruce Street from 34th to 38th: 6:30am -8:00pm

● Wednesday, August 21st Spruce Street from 34th to 38th: 6:30am -8:00pm

● Saturday, August 24th Spruce Street from 38th to 40th: 6:30am -8:00pm

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PennDOT is undertaking a large-scale renovation project which is adjacent to the eastern most part of our Penn Police patrol zone. Take note of this closure as you determine your routes to and from campus. 

 Chestnut Street Bridge Closure:

PennDOT has notified the University of Pennsylvania that the Chestnut Street Bridge will close for renovation on Monday, August 5, 2019.  The bridge will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC, including pedestrians, bicycles, and cars, for approximately one year.

The closure will result in many changes to traffic patterns, signs, and signals, along with volume and detours near campus. Commuters should anticipate traffic congestion and travel delays.  Please adjust your commute accordingly.

For more information on the PennDOT Chestnut Street Bridge Project, go tohttp://chestnutstreetbridges.com/. Pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle detour maps are available here.

During this period, commuters should explore all available transportation options, including Philadelphia’s mass transit system SEPTA. For more information on SEPTA services and planned detours, visit the SEPTA website or visit the SEPTA Travel Center @Penn, on the first floor of the Penn Bookstore.

See Penn’s Transportation & Parking website for information on detoured Penn Transit routes as well as sustainable commuter benefits. Other transportation systems that link to and support SEPTA throughout the region that may also be affected include:

We also recommend signing up for the Division of Public Safety’s Traffic Alerts to stay up-to-date on street and transportation system closures in the area.