At around 6:24 p.m. Monday evening, a male student was robbed by two males around 41st and Pine streets.
One of the suspects has a dark complexion and was wearing a dark coat and black hat, according to the Division of Public Safety. He is described to be 5’10” and in his early 20s. There is no clear description of the other suspect.
The two suspects acted aggressively toward the student victim, who did not sustain any serious injuries, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.
DPS is working with Philadelphia police to catch the suspects, a common procedure for cases like these. They often see if Philadelphia police have recorded other incidents in the area and if those suspects fit the description of those they’re looking for.
“A lot of times, that’s how these cases are solved,” said Rush, adding that she hopes the two suspects won’t be doing anything else in the area.
Monday’s UPennAlert was issued at 6:35 p.m., warning community members of increased police activity and instructing them to avoid the area. The all-clear alert was sent out at 7:03 p.m.
There have been two other instances of robberies on members affiliated with the University this semester, which Rush has called “relatively quiet.”
On Sept. 10, a male student was robbed at gunpoint near 41st and Spruce streets. The suspects for the robbery were later arrested by Philadelphia police and were charged with five robberies, including the one involving the Penn student. A UPennAlert was issued for the incident.
On Sept. 16, a Penn alumna reported that two males kicked her and tried to grab her purse near 41st and Spruce streets. She was not injured, and no UPennAlert was issued for the incident.
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