Two students robbed at gunpoint on 40th and Spruce streets


The perpetrator was last seen headed east on Delancey Street




Two Penn students were robbed at gunpoint in the area of 40th and Spruce streets. The robbery was reported at approximately 8:09 p.m.

The perpetrator was described as a 5’7” dark-complexioned male with facial hair, approximately 30-40 years old and wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He was last seen headed east on Delancey Street from 40th Street.

“[The Division of Public Safety] is aggressively looking for the perpetrator,” DPS Director of Operations and External Affairs Kathleen Shields Anderson said. Detectives and extra Penn patrol officers are at the scene, she added.

A UPenn Alert was issued at 8:28 p.m., and the all-clear alert was sent at 9:07 p.m.

This incident marks the fourth time this semester that Penn affiliates have been the victims of robberies. A male student was robbed with what appeared to be a gun on Dec. 1. On Nov. 19, a male student was robbed at 41st and Pine streets by two males. On Sept. 16, an alumna reported that two males kicked her and attempted to grab her purse near 41st and Spruce streets.

Staff Writer Spencer Small contributed reporting.

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