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According to University Chief of Police Tom Rambo, the first incident occurred around 7:50 p.m. on the 3800 block of the street. Two female students reported that a black male approached them from behind and put his hand on the back of one student's head. The two students handed over their purses and the man fled the scene. The students described the perpetrator as a black male in his twenties, around six feet tall, with a thin build and a dark complexion. They also said that he was wearing a black knit hat and a black puffy jacket. According to Rambo, the second incident occurred around 9:14 p.m. on the 3400 block of Ludlow Street. A female complainant reported that a black male approached her. The woman screamed and the perpetrator fled the scene before he could take anything from her. Rambo said that the description of the perpetrator involved in the second incident resembles that of the first. The victim of the second incident described the perpetrator as a black male around 20 years old, who was wearing dark clothing. Rambo urges all Penn students to exercise extreme caution when walking around Philadelphia. He reminds students to avoid walk alone and encourages them to use the University's escort service by calling (215) 898-WALK or (215) 898-RIDE.

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