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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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Update on Racist Messages Directed to Penn Students

From Amy Gutmann, President

Vincent Price, Provost and Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President:

As promised, since we have important new information, we write to provide you with an update regarding the investigation into racist messages directed to Black Penn students on Friday. 

First, the criminal investigation has concluded that there are no Penn students associated with the issuance of these racist posts on GroupMe. The three individuals who have been linked to the GroupMe message that was sent to first-year Black students here at Penn reside in the state of Oklahoma. As we reported to you early Saturday morning, one of those students attends the University of Oklahoma and has been suspended from the University as they complete their internal investigation. 

Second, our primary concern remains with the students who were the recipients of this dreadful hatred. Many Penn staff members are working with them to be sure that they are receiving all the support that they need. We communicated with all deans earlier today (Sunday) advising them to ensure that faculty are sensitive and responsive to the academic needs of any and all students who are impacted by this absolutely awful incident. 

Finally, we call on everyone to recognize that the events of the past few days are a tragic reminder of the overt and reprehensible racism that continues to exist within some segments of our society, and that we all need to unite together as a community and a society to oppose. We are deeply saddened that Penn students were the victims of this hate, to which absolutely nobody should be subjected. Penn Police continue to work with the FBI and law enforcement in Oklahoma, and our hope is that the full investigation into this terrible incident will be concluded shortly. We will continue the work of healing with members of our community.

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