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2020 is Philadelphia's deadliest year for gun violence in more than a decade.

Credit: Sukhmani Kaur

The Division of Public Safety reported a robbery with weapon at the 200 block of South 43rd Street Thursday night, sending a UPennAlert to the Penn community at approximately 9:13 p.m.

Penn Police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at approximately 8:59 p.m. The complainant said a male stuck what she believed to be a gun to her back, and demanded she give him her belongings. She described the suspect as a 6’2’’ “dark complected” male with a thin build and long hair. Reported to be in his 20s, he was seen wearing an electric blue shirt and blue pants with a white stripe on the side, according to DPS.

The male was last seen heading southbound on 43rd Street towards Spruce Street carrying a maroon tote bag, DPS reported.

The area was deemed all clear at 9:40 p.m., and Penn Police and Allied Universal Security Services are patrolling the area, according to DPS’s website.

No physical injuries are reported at this time.

This is a developing story that was last updated at 10:06 p.m. Please check back here for updates.