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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT (Off Campus) - Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary and a burglary. The attempted burglary occurred on Friday September 29, 2017 in the 3400 block of Saint James Place at approximately 5:56 am. The burglary occurred on Friday September 29, 2017 in the 300 block of McKee Place at approximately 6:00 am. During the attempted burglary, the resident stated that while sleeping, someone made entry into the house through a front window in which nothing was taken from the residence. During the burglary, the victim stated that while sleeping someone made entry into the house through a bedroom window. A 50” television and PlayStation 4 were taken. No injuries were reported.

Description of the suspect follows:

      Suspect #1- Unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #187423 or CCR #187426) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Reference report #17-03526 or 17-03527).

 

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles. 
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

 

Posted on September 29, 2017

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CRIME ALERT - Robbery

On September 16, 2017, at about 10:23 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police and Pittsburgh Police officers responded to the Marathon gas station on Forbes Avenue (3500 Forbes Avenue) for a reported robbery.  The actor approached the victim and implied that he had a gun by motioning as if he was wearing a shoulder holster. The actor then robbed the victim of his cell phone and debit card, and fled in an unknown direction. The actor was operating a silver four-door sedan.  There is no license plate information at this time. The victim was not injured.

Description of the suspect is as follows:

 Suspect: Black male with dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt and black zippered pants. 

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report # 17-03288); or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #17-178415).

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.
  • 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: September 17, 2017

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