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ROBBERY (Off Campus)

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred on August 30th, 2021, at approximately 9:11 pm, in the 400 Block of Semple Street.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, who stated that he was assaulted by two unknown males.  The unknown suspects assaulted the victim and took his money (amount unknown) and bus pass.  The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction. 

Description of the suspects is as follows:

  • Suspects: Two males dressed in all black clothing wearing face masks, one of the males was wearing a pair of Nike Jordan shoes.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #21-158550) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #21-01402)

UPDATE (9/1/2021): Further investigation has revealed that the original crime as reported is unfounded. There was and is no continuing threat to our community.

 

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:  August 30, 2021

Burglary (Off Campus)

At approximately 12:29pm on August 15, 2021 University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted City of Pittsburgh Police with a burglary in the 3400 block of St. James Place.

The victim stated that between 9:30pm on August 15, 2021 and 12:00pm on August 15, 2021 an unknown person entered the residence and took personal belongings.

Description of the suspects is as follows:

Suspect(s): Unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR# 21148108) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report# 21-01248)

 

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:  August 15, 2021

Burglary (Off Campus)

At approximately 12:29pm on August 15, 2021 University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted City of Pittsburgh Police with a burglary in the 3300 block of Niagara St.

The victim stated that between 5:00am and 10:00am on August 15, 2021 an unknown person entered the residence and took personal belongings.

Description of the suspects is as follows:

Suspect(s): Unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR# 21148081) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report# 21-01247)

 

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:  August 15, 2021