Crime Alerts

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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT (Off Campus) - Burglary

On March 31, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Police officers responded to the 3500 block Cable Place for the report of a burglary of a business. Upon arrival, officers found the front door glass had been shattered and the cash register was missing. The burglary occurred sometime between the hours of 2:00 AM and 8:45 AM.


Suspect(s) Description: At this time, no information or description is available.


Any person with further information about this incident is urged to contact Pittsburgh Police Zone 4 at (412)422-6520 (reference CCR 18-059173) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at (412)624-2121 (reference report 18-01326). 



Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Before leaving your residence, make sure to lock your windows and doors.
Crime Alert - Armed Robbery


On March 18, 2018 at 11:11 pm, City of Pittsburgh Police Department responded to Hello Bistro at 3605 Forbes Avenue for a robbery that occurred.  An unknown actor entered the store and placed a gun to a workers head demanding money.  The actor fled the scene from the rear of the building in an unknown direction with an unknown amount of money.


Description of the suspects are as follows:


Suspect #1: Black male, approximately 5’7”-5’8” tall, thin build, wearing all black and a black mask.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report # 18-01117); or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #50928).

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: March 19, 2018

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