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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - BURGLARY

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a burglary that occurred on April 22, 2017 between the hours of 4 am and 5 am, in the 300 block Meyran Avenue.   The victims stated that while they were sleeping, someone made entry into their apartment. An Apple laptop, 42” television and 2 wallets were taken.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • Suspect #1- Unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #17-072594) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #16-01643)

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

 

Posted:  April 22, 2017

 

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CRIME ALERT - Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a burglary that occurred on April 21, 2017, at approximately 02:56 am in the 200 Block North Dithridge Street. The victims stated that one black male was in the second floor of the residence and then fled out the front door. The male may have entered the house from the fire escape.

Description of the suspects follows:

Suspect:  African American male, early 20’s, 5’10” to 6’ tall, with long dread locks tied with a rubber band. Suspect was wearing a light blue jump suit.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 17-071662) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #17-01623)

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Before leaving you residence, make sure to lock your windows and doors.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.

Posted: April 21, 2017

CRIME ALERT - Armed Robbery

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 9:00pm, The University of Pittsburgh Police assisted The City of Pittsburgh Police with a report of an armed robbery in the 200 block of Semple Street.  The victim reported that 2 black males robbed him of his wallet, phone, and electronic equipment.  One of the suspects pointed a black handgun at the victim.  The suspects then fled on Semple Street, possibly South.

Description of the suspects are as follows:

Suspects:  Both suspects were described as average build, 30-year-old black males, 5’10 – 6’ tall.  Both were wearing all black clothes and had black masks over their faces.  One of the suspects had a black, semi-automatic handgun.  One of the suspects has a beard.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #17-01567, or The City of Pittsburgh Police at 911, and reference CCR# 69347.

 

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Trust your gut, if you are uncomfortable, leave.
  • Always keep your cell phone charged and on you, you may need it.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles. 
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

Posted: April 17, 2017

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