Four robberies were reported on or near campus over the weekend and early this week, marking an unusually high number of violent incidents in the area.
On Monday night, Kasim Brown, 26 and unaffiliated with the University, was arrested in connection with a robbery at the World Café Live, located at 3025 Walnut Street, a little before 11 p.m.
Brown, of the 1900 block of North Warnock Street, allegedly threatened three girls, one age 15 and two age 16, and took their wallets, according to Penn's Division of Public Safety.
Two additional robberies took place on Saturday.
A male student, 22, reported that he was mugged by three people on the 3900 block of Pine Street at 1:30 p.m., according to DPS.
The suspects took the student's phone after one punched him in the face, and then all three fled westbound on Pine Street.
In an unrelated incident that same day, a juvenile, 15, was arrested for allegedly mugging a man unaffiliated with the University on the 3900 block of Market Street, according to DPS.
The man reported that the juvenile hit him in the head and took a small amount of cash at 6:30 p.m.
In another separate incident, Max Kravitz, 25 and unaffiliated with the University, was arrested after an incident at the Fresh Grocer, located at 4001 Walnut St., at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Kravitz, of the 4000 block of Green Street, was allegedly involved in an altercation while attempting to leave the store without paying for merchandise.
Through the end of September, the number of robberies reported on campus in 2008 was down 47 percent from the same time last year.Comments powered by Disqus
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