Crime Alerts & Notifications

Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - Robbery With Weapon

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an armed robbery that occurred on December 17, 2014 at approximately 1:15 am on Oakland Square at Dawson Street.  The victim stated that an unknown black male came up behind her and demanded her personal items at gunpoint.  The victim gave up her credit card.  There were no injuries reported by the victim.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • African American male with dark complexion, approximately 5’10”, possibly with a small amount of scruff (facial hair), wearing a red hoodie and khaki or grey colored pants. 

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #14-245931) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #14-03721)

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 December 17, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred on December 7, 2014 at approximately 2:03 am on York Way. The victim stated that he was walking on York Way, when three African American males approached him. The actors pushed and forced the victim to the ground. The victim had his iPhone and wallet taken. There were no injuries reported or weapons seen by the victim.

Description of the suspect(s) follows:

  • Suspect # 1 - African American males, about 6’ to 6’3” feet tall, 250-300 lbs, wearing a black or dark blue coat, wearing gray a hat.
  • Suspect # 2 - African American males, about 6’ to 6’3” feet tall, 250-300 lbs, wearing gray a hat.
  • Suspect # 3 - African American males, about 6’ to 6’3” feet tall, 250-300 lbs, wearing gray a hat.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #240020) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Reference report #14-03617).

 

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 December 7, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police and Pittsburgh Police responded to a robbery that occurred on December 6, 2014 at approximately 9:45 pm in front of Arby’s restaurant located at 3417 Forbes Ave. The victim stated that she was standing on the sidewalk when an African American female approached her, asking if she had a cell phone or was waiting for someone? The victim stated that she was suddenly punched in the face, thrown to the ground, and kicked. The victim had her backpack taken. There were no injuries reported or weapons seen by the victim.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • African-American female, approximately 18-19 years old, about 5’6” in height, medium build, and braided hair to the side. The suspect was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt with a front zipper and jeans.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #239881) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Reference report # 14-03617)

 

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 December 7, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred on December 7, 2014 at approximately 2:38 am on Zulema Street near Mckee Place.  The victims stated that three actors approached their parked vehicle and asked to borrow twenty dollars. The victims refused and one of them had his face shoved and his cell phone taken. There were no injuries reported or weapons seen by the victim.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • Suspect #1- Tall African American male, approximately 6’3” to 6’5”, thin build, wearing a dark grey hoodie.
  • Suspect #2-White male, approximately 6’0” to 6’1”, thin build, long dark shoulder length hair, possibly dread locks, wearing a white shirt with a dark black or blue jacket.
  • Suspect #3- Short African American male.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #240044) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #14-03628)

 

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 December 7, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police officers responded to a robbery that occurred on December 5, 2014 at approximately 1:58 am, near Forbes Ave and Semple Street.  The victim stated that he was tackled to the ground by three unknown male actors.  The actors demanded the victim’s wallet and cash was taken from him.  No weapon was seen and the victim reported an injury to his hand.

Descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

  • Suspect #1- White male wearing dark hooded sweatshirt.
  • Suspect #2- Unknown race, wearing dark hooded sweatshirt.
  • Suspect #3- Unknown race, wearing dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412 624 2121. (Reference report 14-03596).

 

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted December 5, 2014

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