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University Police are looking for a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery near 4207 Walnut Street late Sunday night. Three men approached a man in his car and demanded money at gunpoint, according to police reports. The victim managed to temporarily jam one assailant's hand in the car window, and then drove to Walsh's Bar, where he called police at about 11:38 p.m. By the time police responded, the assailants had fled. But just before midnight, police in Powelton spotted two of the perpetrators, and a footchase ensued. As police chased the two men, one was spotted as he tried to hide the gun, but he then escaped. The second man was apprehended, and a gun was confiscated. The suspect who allegedly hid the gun is a black male, about 20 years old, and 6 feet tall with short hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with either the word "STOP" or "SPOT" printed on it. The other suspect at the robbery scene is described as a black male, 5 foot 9 inches tall and heavy set with short hair. He is between 20 to 25 years old and was last seen wearing a net football jersey. Police also arrested a man Friday evening who may be connected to several recent fraternity house burglaries. University Police spotted Darryl Lockman near Locust Walk and 36th Street, and apprehended him based on an outstanding bench warrant. Suspects were also caught in two unrelated auto thefts reported this week. Last Thursday, a Penn Student Agency van disappeared and was reported missing at 4:27 that afternoon. The van was later recovered, after PSA learned that a graduate student had taken the van without permission. The case was referred to the University's Judicial Inquiry Office. Plainclothes police officers witnessed a minor attempting to break into a car between 9 and 10 p.m. Friday on the 4200 block of Sansom Street. After the minor managed to start the car, police moved in to arrest him. In an unrelated incident Sunday afternoon, two robbers mugged a person in an elevator in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Ravdin building, using a sharp object as a weapon. The suspects escaped with $190 in cash. In an unrelated burglary, $2600 worth of video, stereo and telephone equipment was stolen from the Annenberg Center Friday night or Saturday morning.

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