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3 posts from September 2012

09/21/2012

09/21/12 Robbery

On Friday 9/21/12, at approximately 3:15pm, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a robbery at 41st and Woodland Avenue. The victim, a USciences student reported that the below suspects, approached her from behind as she crossed the intersection of 41st and Woodland Avenue. One of the males reached into her backpack and took her cell phone. The victim reported that she chased after the one individual, but was unable to retrieve her phone. The victim reported that she was not injured.

The victim described the suspects as: three African-American males between the ages of 14-16 years old. Suspect #1 (took the phone), wore a black shirt and blue jeans. Suspect #2 wore a red tee-shirt and black jeans. There was no description given on suspect #3. Suspects fled north on 41st street.

If anyone has any information about this robbery, please call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3181 or the Department of Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Please remember to report all crimes and any suspicious activity immediately to Police or Public Safety. As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

These campus alerts are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and are intended to solicit any information that may be helpful in the investigation.

Sincerely,

Michael Rossano

Executive Director of Public Safety

09/18/2012

Tornado Watch/Severe Weather Notice

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Philadelphia and surrounding counties until 7pm today. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. Persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

In addition, the Office of Emergency Management is monitoring thunderstorms and winds moving our way this afternoon. Even if a tornado does not develop, thunderstorms can bring in destructive straight line winds. Although unlikely, depending on how rainfall develops, small stream and/or river flooding may also be possible. A Wind Advisory is currently in effect until 12am this evening. Gusts could reach upwards of 50 mph with sustained winds between 20 and 25 mph.

Finally, a Coastal flood advisory is in effect until 6pm this evening. Minor flooding is possible along the Delaware River with high tide expected at 4pm. For current weather information, please visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/phi

If traveling in the area, please exercise caution and seek shelter as needed.

09/14/2012

09/13/12 Armed Robbery

On Thursday, 9/13/12 at approximately 11:30pm, the Department of Public Safety received a Flash Report of a robbery w/ gun at 46th & Woodland. The victims, two USciences students, reported that were approached at 46th & Yocum Streets, by the below suspect, who told them “don’t move”. The victims reported that they immediately fled, neither was injured and nothing was taken.

The victims described the suspect as an African-American male, thin build, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, wearing a blue bandana, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and carrying a handgun.

If anyone has any information about this robbery, please call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3181 or the Department of Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Please remember to report all crimes and any suspicious activity immediately to Police or Public Safety.  As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

These campus alerts are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and are intended to solicit any information that may be helpful in the investigation.

Sincerely,

Michael Rossano

Executive Director of Public Safety