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

Self-Defense Courses

The Department of Special Services within the Division of Public Safety offers free-of-charge self-defense classes to ALL Penn affiliates. These self-defense trainings empower individuals through communication and physical defense. Special Services provides separate courses for women and men, private classes, and classes for nonbinary affiliates. They also offer a special DPS Kids Safety Day to teach children important information about how to deal with strangers, how to call for help and how to stay out of dangerous situations, to name a few.

Self Defense Courses

Special Services within the Division of Public Safety offers a variety of Self-Defense courses all free of charge to Penn affiliates. Each semester we offer a set schedule of courses and are always willing to schedule a private course for 8+ people. See below for course descriptions and registration:

BASIC SELF-DEFENSE: A 6 hour customizable course created specifically for Penn affiliates to empower individuals through communication and physical defense. Course can be gender specific or gender inclusive.

RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE (RAD): A 9-12 hour course, the RAD system is a comprehensive course for women identified affiliates that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.  See more about RAD at: http://www.rad-systems.com/rad_basic.html

RESISTING AGGRESSION WITH DEFENSE (RAD for Men): A 9-12 hour course, RAD for Men aims to raise individual’s awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. See more about RAD for Men at http://www.rad-systems.com/rad_men.html.

REGISTRATION:

Interested in take a course? Register using the form below. For further information or to schedule a private course, call or email Tracey Cardella, at 215.898.4481/tcardella@publicsafety.upenn.edu.

DPS Kids Safety Day:

Twice a year, Special Services hosts Kids Safety Day training sessions. This free course for children or grandchildren of Penn Affiliates teaches kids important safety practices such as how to stay safe when confronted with strangers, what to do if they are lost, and how to call 911 for help to name a few.

Other topics include:

  • Safety: What it means & how to stay safe inside and outside
  • Strangers: Good vs Bad Strangers
  • 911: What it is, how to use it and why to never use 911 for play.
  • Code Words: Words parents give to other people for child pick up. Words for emergencies.
  • Physical Defense
  • Touching: Good touching vs Bad Touching
  • Abuse: What it is & who to tell
  • Emergencies

    215.573.3333

  • General Information

    215.898.7297

  • Campus Phones

    511

4040 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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