Crime Alerts

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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - INDECENT EXPOSURE

On Saturday January 14, 2017, at approximately 11:02 pm, University of Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of a man exposing himself in a vehicle in front of the Music Building (4337 Fifth Avenue). The suspect left area prior to officers arriving on scene.

 The description of the suspects is as follows:

 White male in his 40’s, wearing a blue bathrobe, in an older white car, possibly a four door.

 

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #17-00209.

 
 

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 on January 15, 2017

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

On Wednesday January 11, 2017, at approximately 6:10pm, The University of Pittsburgh Police assisted The City of Pittsburgh Police with a report of an armed robbery at a business in the 300 block of Atwood St.  The victims reported that a thin black male came into the store, pointed a silver and black handgun at them and demanded cash.  After taking the money, the subject fled South on Atwood Street to a nearby waiting vehicle.

 Description of the suspect follows:

 Suspect #1: A thin black male, late 20’s to early 30’s.  He was wearing a black coat, black pants, and a black jacket.  His face was possibly covered with a black bandana

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #17-00146, or The City of Pittsburgh Police at 911, and reference CCR# 6503.

 

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: January 11, 2017

CRIME ALERT - Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a burglary that occurred sometime between 5:30am and 10:40am on January 10, 2017, in the 300 block of Meyran Avenue. The victim stated that while she was not at home, someone broke the front door and made entry into her apartment. No injuries were reported and laptop computer was reported missing.

Description of the suspect(s) is as follows:

Suspect(s): Unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #005809) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #17-00135)

 

Crime Tips:    

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  

Posted:  January 11, 2017

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