Two suspects fled the scene of an unarmed robbery on 41st and Baltimore streets Friday night.
The suspects — black men with light complexion around 18-20 years old, wearing knit hats and dark clothing — successfully took an unaffiliated woman's belongings in an unarmed robbery. They fled northbound on 41st Street, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said.
The Division of Public Safety issued a UPenn Alert at 10:13 p.m. because the men were "aggressive toward the woman," Rush said.
"People can go about their business. There's ample police and security out there," she said. The all-clear UPenn Alert was issued at 10:38 p.m.
DPS is the primary department investigating the case, but will work with Philadelphia Police Department, Drexel Police Department and SEPTA Police Department to compare the case to other recent robberies in the city.
There was a spike in robberies between Feb. 7 and Feb. 15, when five armed robberies and one unarmed robbery were reported around Penn and Drexel University's campuses.
Rush encouraged Penn community members to take advantage of escort services to help stay safe. As the investigation into Friday's case continues, "You can rest assured we will use every resource possible," Rush said.Comments powered by Disqus
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