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UPennAlert
November 28, 2022 6:46 pm

Gunshots Reported | 34th and Market Streets

Penn Police responded to a report of gunshots being fired between two vehicles at the intersection of 34th and Market Streets. Upon arrival, they interviewed witnesses who described the vehicles involved as a dark gray Dodge Charger and a maroon Nissan sedan. The suspects fled the scene heading south on 34th from Market Street.
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UPennAlert
November 9, 2022 2:00 am

Attempted burglary | 4000 block of Spruce Street

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted burglary in the 4000 block of Spruce Street. Upon arrival, the complainants stated they heard someone enter the building, and they immediately called police. The suspect then fled the scene without taking any property. No physical injuries were reported by the complainants. The complainants described the suspect as: Black male with a beard, 5'8" -5'9" tall, thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a dark backpack.
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UPennAlert
November 8, 2022 3:55 am

Robbery with implied weapon | 3500 block of Chestnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of a robbery with implied weapon at the Sheraton Hotel in the 3500 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated the suspects entered the Hotel and removed the ATM machine from the lobby. One suspect motioned to his waistband and implied he had a weapon.  The suspects then fled westbound on Chestnut Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.
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UPennAlert
November 4, 2022 1:48 pm

Bank Robbery | 3800 block of Chestnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Santander Bank at 3802 Chestnut Street. The complainant stated they were approached by the suspect, who demanded money by showing a demand note. The suspect then fled west in the 3900 block of Chestnut Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant. The complainant described the suspect as a Black male, in his 40s, approx. 5'10" tall, wearing gray and blue striped ski cap, black pants and black sneakers. Was initially wearing a burgundy St. Joe's Hawks sweatshirt - it was removed - now wearing a white tee shirt. The suspect was last seen in the area of 3900 Walnut Street wearing a white tee shirt, black pants, and black sneakers.
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UPennAlert
October 31, 2022 6:35 pm

Robbery with weapon | 500 block of  S. 41st Street

Philadelphia And Penn Police responded to a report of a robbery with weapon in the 500 block of  S. 41st Street. Upon arrival, Police discovered that the suspect approached the complainant while in the area of 500 block of  S. 41st Street and demanded money. The complainant screamed and the suspect fled without taking anything. He then encountered a second complainant nearby and took her phone. The suspect's weapon discharged while leaving the area. No physical injuries reported. The complainants described the suspect as a Black male, thin build, 5'9", wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, all black clothing, and a black ski mask carrying a handgun. He was last seen heading south on 41st Street towards Woodland Avenue.
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UPennAlert
October 30, 2022 3:55 am

Motor vehicle theft by point of weapon | 3900 block of Chestnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of a vehicle theft in the 3900 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated he was approached by the suspect while the complainant was picking up a food delivery. The suspect demanded the complainant’s delivery vehicle by point of handgun. The suspect then fled north on 39th Street in a 2022 silver Toyota RAV4, with PA License Plate LRC8470. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant. The complainant described the suspect as a Black male wearing all black clothing, carrying a black handgun.
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UPennAlert
October 19, 2022 3:46 pm

Retail Robbery | 3200 block of Chestnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of a retail robbery in the 3200 block of Chestnut Street. The suspect walked into a retail establishment in the 3200 block of Chestnut Street and demanded money while implying he had a weapon. He then took money from the store and fled on foot. He was last seen traveling westbound on Chestnut Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant. The complainant described the suspect as a medium complected black male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, stone washed blue jeans, and a black mask.
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UPennAlert
October 17, 2022 1:48 pm

Attempted Robbery | 3300 block of Market Street

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 3300 block of Market Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspect, who demanded money. The suspect then fled south on 33rd Street and then west on Chestnut Street riding a bicycle. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant. The suspect was described by the complainant as a Black male, thin build, 5'8" tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a black ski mask.
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UPennAlert
October 8, 2022 10:12 pm

Robbery | 3600 block of Chestnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 3600 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated he was approached by the suspect while the complainant was making a delivery. The suspect demanded merchandise from the delivery vehicle. The suspect then fled east on Chestnut Street towards 34th Street in a gold colored crossover SUV. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant. The complainant described the suspect as a Black male, 6’ tall, short hair, dark complected, wearing a white surgical-style mask and black jumpsuit.
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Test
September 30, 2022 12:00 pm

Annual UPennAlert Test & Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill | Campus-wide

This is a test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, in conjunction with a campus-wide Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill. The University is conducting its annual UPennAlert Test today.  This annual test satisfies the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Philadelphia Fire Code requirements.
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UPennAlert
September 29, 2022 8:58 pm

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.
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UPennAlert
September 26, 2022 3:11 pm

Attempted Theft | 4200 block of Chestnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspect who asked for her to give him her property. The suspect then fled south on 42nd Street towards Sansom Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.
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UPennAlert
September 17, 2022 12:07 pm

Assault | 3300 block of Walnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of an assault in the 3300 block of Walnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspect who grabbed the complainant around the neck. The suspect then fled east on Walnut towards 33rd Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20-30s with shaggy blonde hair wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.
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UPennAlert
September 11, 2022 10:40 pm

Assault | 3100 block of Walnut Street

Penn Police responded to a report of an assault in the 3100 block of Walnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by three suspects who pushed the complainant to the ground and kicked her. The suspects then fled east on Walnut towards Schuylkill Ave. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.
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UPennAlert
August 31, 2022 3:55 am

Robbery without Weapon | 4000 block of Chestnut Street

Philadelphia Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 4000 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival,  the complainant stated they were approached by two suspects who took his belongings out of his hands and then fled west on Chestnut Street toward 41st Street. No threats were made and no injuries to the complainant.
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UPennAlert
June 25, 2022 7:40 pm

Shots Fired | Area of Baltimore and Woodland Avenues

Penn Police responded to a report of shot fired in the area of Baltimore and Woodland Avenues. Witnesses stated that two individuals fired shots and then fled the area. At this time, police are not aware of any injuries and have checked the area for suspects. Philadelphia Police remain in the area as they are completing their investigation of the scene.
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UPennAlert
June 20, 2022 2:19 am

Police Activity | Area of East Service Drive & Civic Center Boulevard

Update: All clear in the area of East Service Drive & Civic Center Boulevard. UPennAlert: Police Activity in the area of East Service Drive & Civic Center Boulevard. Penn & Philadelphia Police are responding to the scene for an incident in the area. Police have secured the scene. Please avoid the area. Police and Security are patrolling the area.
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UPennAlert
June 1, 2022 7:45 pm

Burglary | 4000 block of Pine Street

Penn Police responded to the report of a burglary in progress in the 4000 block of Pine Street. Upon arrival the complainant stated that he entered the property and found the suspect looking through his belongings. The suspect then fled the building and was last seen in the area of the 4000 block of Delancey Street.
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