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Public Safety Alert - Robbery 47th Street and Woodland Avenue

Dear USciences Community, 

The Department of Public Safety and the Philadelphia Police Department are investigating an arrmed robbery that occurred on August 28, 2017 at around 12:30 AM. The incident occurred in the area of 47th Street and Woodland Avenue. The victims described the actor as a black male, thin build, wearing dark clothing and a dark mask. The assailant has not yet been apprehended.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings and take advantage of the various resources that the University and our Public Safety partners offer. Walking Escorts and PennTransit are two resources available to our community that provide safe movement and travel on or around campus.

PennTransit Phone: 215-898-7433

Walking Escort Phone Number: 215-895-1117

The Department of Public Safety wishes to remind the university community of the following:

  • Please be reminded that for ALL emergencies Dial 911 first.
  • Be prepared to give your name, location, and nature of your emergency.
  • The USciences Public Safety emergency number is 215-596-7000


Please take this opportunity to review your USciences information sharing accounts and settings to ensure that you are receiving critical real-time information from the Department of Public Safety.


New community members should take advantage of the following information sharing tools:


USciences Dept. of Public Safety Emergency Text Messaging via e2Campus (if you are not signed up, please take the time to do so): http://alert.usciences.edu


USciences Dept. of Public Safety Blackboard Page under the “My Community” tab at:


USciences Dept. of Public Safety TypePad Blog located at: http://emergency.usciences.edu