Crime Alerts & Notifications

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Crime Alerts


University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred on January 24, 2015 at approximately 11:29 pm near the intersection of Oakland Way and Jet Way.  The victim stated that a black male approached him, displayed a black handgun and demanded his wallet and cell phone.

Description of the suspect follows:

Suspect #1- African American male, approximately 5’10 - 6’0”, wearing a red or black hoodie and wearing a black mask.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #14800) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #15-00218)


Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Avoid using devices that impair your hearing or sight while walking.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

Posted:  January 25, 2015

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