UPennAlert Public Safety Notice  

Robbery with Weapon

4300 block of Baltimore Avenue

Robbery with weapon at 4300 block of Baltimore Avenue. Police responding, use caution, avoid area.

Suspect description:

Black male with a beard, dark complected, wearing all dark clothing.

Black female with braids, wearing a green or gray hooded sweatshirt.

Emergency215-573-3333

UPennAlert Public Safety Notice

Robbery with Weapon

At approximately 11:00 PM, Philadelphia and Penn Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 4300 block of Baltimore Avenue. The unaffiliated complainant reported being approached by two suspects who displayed a handgun and took a cell phone and money and then fled.

The suspects were described as:
Black female with braids wearing a green/gray hooded sweatshirt;
Dark complected black male with a beard, wearing dark clothing.

The suspects were last seen heading north on 43rd Street from Baltimore Avenue.

Police and Allied have increased patrols in the area.

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UPDATE: 11:40pm: All clear in the area of 4300 block of Baltimore Avenue. Police and Allied Security are patrolling the area. You may resume normal activity.

11:15pm: Robbery with weapon at 4300 block of Baltimore Avenue. Police responding, use caution, avoid area.

Suspect description:

Black male with a beard, dark complected, wearing all dark clothing.

Black female with braids, wearing a green or gray hooded sweatshirt.

Last seen heading northbound on 43rd Street.

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

  • 4300 block of Baltimore Avenue
  • Posted on September 15, 2019 at 11:15PM
  • Last updated

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