Crime Alerts

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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 July 31st, 2016 at approximately 12:52 am in the 300 block of Atwood Street. The witness observed three (3) unknown African-American males exit a house carrying multiple laptop computers and then run southbound on Atwood Street towards Bates Street. The witness then observed these males cut between houses on Atwood Street and run in the direction of York Way, in which a laptop computer was recovered by the witness that was dropped by one of the males. No injuries reported and multiple valuables were reported missing by the homeowners of the residence.

Description of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect #1: African-American male, shorter in height, wearing a white in color T-shirt

Suspect #2:  African-American male, medium height

Suspect #3:  African-American male, approximately 6’ 0’’ tall

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 16-141793) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #16-02413)

Crime Tips:

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

 

 Posted: July 31, 2016

CRIME ALERT - Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary that occurred on July 30th, 2016 at approximately 11:13 pm in the 300 block of South Bouquet Street. The victims stated they were upstairs in their house when they heard their doorbell ring multiple times. The victims stated they then heard people in their residence on the first floor for approximately 2 minutes. At 11:15 pm, a witness observed three (3) unknown African-American males run out of the house and enter a red in color sedan which then fled southbound on South Bouquet Street towards Dawson Street. No injuries reported and no valuables were reported missing at this time.

Description of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect #1: African-American male, college-age, wearing red shorts, faded red shirt with an American flag on it

Suspect #2:  African-American male, college-age

Suspect #3:  African-American male, college-age

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 16-141752) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #16-02412)

Crime Tips:

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

 

Posted: July 31, 2016

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