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)
03/23/2016

UPennAlert Emergency Notification System Options for Students

This morning, the UPennAlert registration system underwent an exciting change. Students will now be in the system at all times, but can opt to be removed from the alert system during the summer break, from Commencement to the start of New Student Orientation.

The below message was sent via email from the Provost and Executive Vice President, announcing the change:

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To All Penn Students:

Starting on March 23, 2016, students will receive UPennAlerts year round through their Penn email account. If you have provided a cell phone number in your UPennAlert profile in PennInTouch, you will also receive text message alerts.

If you would prefer to not receive these alerts during the summer (between Commencement and New Student Orientation), you may elect out of this service through your PennInTouch account.

Simply go to PennInTouch (http://www.upenn.edu/pennintouch) and select “Profile, privacy & emergency,” then “Emergency Contact.”

Once selected, the below option will appear that will allow you to opt out of summertime alerts:

By clicking this box, I understand that I will not receive emergency texts or emails during the summer, which is defined as Commencement through New Student Orientation.

image-emergency-contactsThe effectiveness of UPennAlert via personal electronic devices depends upon faculty, staff and students providing accurate and up-to-date personal contact information. We urge you to partner with the University in registering and updating your cell phone number, as well as other emergency contact information, so that University officials can communicate with you wherever you happen to be.

You may also be interested in enrolling in Penn Guardian App, a free profile service that allows Penn community members to enter information, such as a medical condition, that would be helpful to PennComm dispatchers if you call for assistance. Please visit the DPS website for more information: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/pennguardian.

Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President

Vincent Price, Provost

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