Crime Alerts

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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - Harassment

CRIME ALERT - Harassment

On May 20, 2016, University of Pittsburgh Police responded to the Jerome Cochran Public Safety Building, to take a harassment report.  A female student stated that, while she was jogging, a male grabbed her from behind, and thrust his pelvis into her.  A bystander intervened, and the suspect fled the area.  The incident occurred near the intersection of Ellsworth and South Highland Avenues.  A second, similar incident in the area was reported to Pittsburgh Police Zone 4.

 The suspect is described as an Asian male, approximately 75 years-old, wearing a dirty long-sleeve jean shirt and khaki pants.  The actor fled the scene toward Centre Avenue.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Reference report #16-01781) or Pittsburgh Police Zone 4 at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR# 16-92630).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • If possible, jog or walk with a partner.
  • Vary your routes or routines.

 

Posted: May 20, 2016

Crime Alert-Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers responded to a robbery that occurred on April 24, 2016, at approximately 4:12 pm in the 3600 block of Forbes Avenue.  The victim stated that a black female approached her and asked for money.  When the victim opened her wallet, the suspect reached into the wallet, took eleven dollars and fled on foot.

 Description of the suspect follows:

 Suspect #1- African American female, approximately 5’4, wearing a light color top, blue jeans with polka dots, and a purple fisherman style hat.

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #16-01506)

 Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • 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:  April/24/2016

CRIME ALERT - Burglary

On April 23rd, 2016, at approximately 10:00 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police responded to 236 Oakland Ave (Oakwood Apartments), for the report of a burglary.  In this incident, an unknown suspect, or suspects, gained entry to an apartment through an unlocked ground floor window.  The suspect(s) then exited through another window.  A laptop computer was stolen from the apartment.  The burglary occurred sometime between 12:30 PM and 7:30 PM, on April 23rd

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Reference report #16-01497).

 

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Before leaving you residence, make sure to lock your windows and doors.

Posted: April 24, 2016

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