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CRIME ALERT (Off Campus) - Robbery

On October 27, 2017, at 11:24 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police along with the City of Pittsburgh Police responded to an armed robbery that took place in the 300 block of Ophelia Street. The victims were approached by a Hispanic male and a black male. The Hispanic male displayed a firearm and the males robbed the victims of their wallets, watches and jewelry.  The Hispanic male then struck one of the victims in the head with the butt of his pistol and they fled the scene.

Description of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect #1:  Hispanic male, short build, wearing a yellow shirt and jeans.  This actor was armed with a pistol.

Suspect #2:  A black male, wearing a blue plaid shirt and jeans.  This actor had shoulder-length dreadlocks. 

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report #17-04026); or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR 17-208218).

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: October 28, 2017

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