Crime Alerts & Notifications

Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT -- Robbery With Weapon

University of Pittsburgh Police officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred at Allequippa Street and Centre Ave.  This robbery occurred on October 20, 2014 at approximately 0956 hours.  Victims stated that an African-American male stopped them on the steps leading to Iowa St., displayed a silver hand gun, and demanded the victim’s book bag.  The victim complied with the suspect’s demands. 

Description of the suspect follows:

  • African-American male, dark skin, early 20’s, short dread locks, 5’10” 180lbs. 

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412 624 2121. (Reference report 10-01384).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Do not carry excess cash on your person.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted October 20, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police responded to a Robbery that occurred on October 18, 2014 at approximately 3:00 pm, in front of 3605 Forbes Avenue (Hello Bistro).  One female was approached by a female panhandler, who grabbed cash from the victim’s hand, and fled on foot.  There were no injuries or weapons seen by the victim.

Description of the suspect follows:

African-American female, approximately 5’ 4” - 5’ 8” tall, short hair with twisted braids, wearing dark colored clothing.  

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at (412) 624-2121.  (Reference report# 14-03030)

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Do not carry excess cash on your person.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • Ensure that the doors (secures properly) and windows are secured in your apartment.

Posted October 18, 2014

CRIME NOTIFICATION - Armed Robbery

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 at approximately 4:04am, University of Pittsburgh and City of Pittsburgh Police Officers responded to the 7-11 store at 3955 Forbes Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery.  After a struggle with a store employee, the actor was taken into custody by University of Pittsburgh Police Officers.

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Do not carry excess cash on your person.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted October 4, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred in the 3300 block of Ward Street.  This robbery occurred on October 4, 2014 at approximately 12:31 am.  The victim stated that two (2) white males approached him and asked to use his cellphone, in which the victim did not possess one.  The victim stated he was then punched in the face and his wallet was taken.  The victim advised that the suspects fled on Ward Street in the direction of Cato Street.  No weapon was seen and minor injuries were reported.

Descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

  • Suspect #1 – white male, early 20’s, wearing a white shirt and jeans.  
  • Suspect #2 - white male, early 20’s, wearing a black shirt and jeans.
  • No other specific descriptions of the suspects

Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #14-198381) or University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Report #14-02852).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Do not carry excess cash on your person.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted October 4, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at approximately 12:23am, City of Pittsburgh Police along with University of Pittsburgh Police Officers responded to Frazier Street for a report of a male who was assaulted and robbed. The victim stated that this occurred on Dawson St. near Semple St. According to information received from the victim, he was approached by 2 suspects, one of the suspects punched the victim in the face several times and took his phone and wallet. The two suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

  • Suspect #1-Black male wearing black sweat pants and a black hoodie
  • Suspect #2-Black male wearing, Grey tank top and striped shorts

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412 624 2121. (Reference report 14-02755).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Do not carry excess cash on your person.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted September 27, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred at Rue21 located at 3800 Forbes Avenue.  This robbery occurred on September 22, 2014 at approximately 12:45 pm.  The store clerk stated that an African-American male entered the store and requested all of the money from the cash register.  The store clerk complied and the suspect fled on Forbes Avenue towards Oakland Avenue. No weapon was displayed or seen.

Description of the suspect is as follows:

  • African-American male, 5’5”, 160 pounds, clean shaven, wearing a black leather jacket with blue jeans and a black and red baseball style hat
  • No other specific descriptions of the suspect

Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #14-189787) or University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Report #14-02692).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Do not carry excess cash on your person.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted September 23, 2014

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