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Crime Alerts

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

CRIME ALERT (Off Campus) - Robbery

 

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a home invasion that occurred on September 9, 2017 at approximately 3:00 am in the 3400 block of Dawson Street. The victims stated that a white male, African-American male and possibly a Hispanic male entered their residence through a back door. The African- American male brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun. The actors took a backpack and laptop. No injuries were reported.

Description of the suspects follows:

Suspect #1: White male, wearing a bandana covering his face.

Suspect #2: African-American male, wearing a bandana covering his face.

Suspect #3: Hispanic male, wearing a bandana covering his face.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 17-172928) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #17-03168)

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:  September 9, 2017

 

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