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CRIME ALERT (Attempted Robbery)

On January 25, 2018, at 11:35 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police and the City of Pittsburgh Police officers responded to the 100 block of University Place for a report of an attempted robbery. The victim stated that at approximately 9:30 PM he was walking in the 4000-4100 block of O’Hara Street when he was approached by an unknown male requesting money. The victim stated he did not have anything, at which time the male displayed a knife and again requested his money. A brief struggle ensued and the actor then fled on foot towards Bigelow Boulevard. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the victim.

Description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect #1:  African American male, late 20’s or early 30’s in age, approximately 5’9’’ to 6’0” tall, wearing a black jacket, blue pants, and black beanie hat.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report #18-00357); or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #18-16159).


Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings and 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 26, 2018

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