Crime Alerts & Notifications

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Crime Alerts

Suspicious Fires

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with multiple suspicious fires in and around the lower University of Pittsburgh campus starting on May 27th, 2015 at 11:22 pm until approximately 2:00 am on May 28th, 2015.  These suspicious fires consisted of garbage can fires and dumpster fires.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • Suspect - white male, approximately 5’11’’, medium build, brown ear length shaggy hair, wearing a black or dark colored shirt, dark jeans, and dark colored shoes

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #15-01490, #15-01491, or #15-01492)

 

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:  May 28, 2015

Armed Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, May 8th, 2015, at approximately 9:45pm, near the intersection of Bigelow Boulevard and Tennyson Avenue.  The victim stated that while in his car, a white male approached him, displayed a handgun and demanded his wallet.  The victim gave the suspect a credit card, and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • Suspect - White male, approximately 5’6”, wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, black hat, and white shoes.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #81560) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #15-01340)

 

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:  May 9th, 2015

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