On Friday 11/16/12, at approximately 4:00am the Department of Public Safety received a report of a robbery in the 400 block of South 42nd street. The victim, a USciences student reported that she was at the southwest corner of 42nd & Baltimore Avenue when she was approached by the perpetrator, who then chased her south on 42nd Street, grabbed her from behind and wrestled her to the ground. The student reported that she was not injured.
She reported that he took her purse and cell phone from her, then fled north on 42nd street towards Baltimore Avenue where he entered a vehicle (no description) and fled west. She described the perpetrator as: African-American male, approximately 5ft-6inches tall, stocky build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.
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.