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A reported wallet theft on the 3300 block of Walnut Street prompted a UPennAlert Thursday afternoon.

The suspect reportedly approached an individual who was not affiliated with Penn and asked them for money, Division of Public Safety Executive Director of Operations & Chief of Staff Kathleen Shields Anderson wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian. When the individual took out their wallet, the suspect grabbed it and ran west on Walnut Street. The individual was not injured. 

The UPenn Alert was sent to members of the Penn community at 3:27 p.m. on Thursday. DPS later sent an all-clear message at 3:50 p.m.

In the alert message, DPS described the suspect as a male with a dark complexion in his early 20s. The suspect was about 5'11'' and was wearing a black tank top and denim shorts.

The initial alert message noted that members of the Penn community should use caution and avoid the crime scene, adding that "additional police and security officers are in the area." The recommendations also included Penn's Walking and Riding escorts. 

The all-clear message added that members of the Penn community may resume normal activity, but "police and security will continue to patrol the area." 

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