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)

PennReady Emergency Team (PET)

The PennReady Emergency Team gathers the strategic, tactical and task functions of the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery phases of emergency management under one umbrella.

This one umbrella approach helps Penn to efficiently and effectively allocate resources to components of the initiative in a mindfully prioritized system. This program is part of the evolution of the development of the University of Pennsylvania Crisis Management Plan.

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Join the PennReady Team and share Public Safety’s commitment in protecting our community. Training and strong professional relationships are the anchor points of being a PET Member. Support us in conducting emergency drills and participating in table-top and field functional exercises. Members are critical in supporting emergency personnel in the event of a crisis or emergency.

To learn more about becoming a PET Member, contact the Department of Fire and Emergency Services at 215-573-7857.

Roles & Responsibilities

Join the PennReady team and help your building be prepared should an emergency ever occur. Below are the different roles and responsibilities that you can have as a PennReady Team Member.

Building Emergency Coordinator

Every building will have an assigned, responsible party designated to implement evacuation and Shelter-In-Place procedures. The Building Administrator, House Dean, Housing Manager On-Duty (HMOD), or another designated party will fill the role of Building Emergency Coordinator to ensure the safe Evacuation or Shelter-In-Place of individuals within campus buildings.

Role

This person will help to develop an evacuation plan indicating all available fire exits in his/her assigned building. In conjunction with the Division of Public Safety’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Building Emergency Coordinator will appoint Emergency Team Leaders and Emergency Team Members to direct and control the movement of evacuees and to insure accountability and relocation for all building occupants when necessary.

Emergency Team Leader

A designated party, such as a RA (Resident Advisor) or Graduate RA, who will be responsible for all occupants on a floor of a building in all matters pertaining to emergency drills, building evacuations or Shelter-In-Place. Emergency Team Leaders report to the Building Emergency Coordinator.

Role

This person will knock on doors en-route to the exit to assist in the complete evacuation on the floor. The Emergency Team Leader will report the conditions inside of the building (i.e. fire or smoke), or persons unable to evacuate to the Building Emergency Coordinator at the designated Building Area of Refuge. The personal safety of the Emergency Team Leader takes precedence over assuring complete evacuation of the floor.

Emergency Team Member

Is a designated party assigned to a specific floor or a specific area of a floor. The Emergency Team Member shall lead people within their area of responsibility in a safe and orderly manner to the nearest available exit on a floor. Emergency Team Members report to the Emergency Team Leader.

Role

This person shall be aware of any individuals with disabilities and provide for their evacuation to a safe area until the arrival of emergency responders. Emergency Team Members report to the Emergency Team Leader at the Building Area of Refuge to account for all persons including any persons with disabilities awaiting evacuation.