The student called 911, prompting DPS to send a UPennAlert to the university community at 8 p.m. and a subsequent all-clear message at 8:23 p.m.
At approximately 1:13 p.m., the Division of Public Safety released its third safety alert in the past three days.
The area was declared "all-clear" around 4:25 p.m., according to a follow-up alert sent by the Division of Public Safety.
The alleged perpetrator, described by the Division of Public Safety as a lightly-complected black man with curly hair in dark pants and a purple shirt, used a "simulated weapon" to rob someone unaffiliated with Penn.
A safety alert said DPS "has created a Task Force with Penn Police, Philadelphia Police and Allied Universal to identify and apprehend this individual" responsible for the burglaries.
"If a resident reports their laundry stolen, we encourage them to file a police report. The reality in most cases is that another student is responsible for the missing laundry, whether maliciously or accidentally,” Director of Residential Services John Eckman said in an emailed statement.
See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Apr. 7 to Apr. 14.
More than 30 Philadelphia schools were placed on lockdown for nearly two hours on Monday afternoon.
April 5: At 4:39 p.m. at Riepe College House, an affiliated female reported unauthorized charges were made with her credit card.
The Division of Public Safety anticipates a further rise in thefts during the spring season, where warmer weather is thought to encourage this type of criminal behavior.
“We spoke to nationals about it and nationals was super supportive because, of course, this is the Alpha chapter,” Wharton sophomore and Skulls President Garrison Xian said. “Nationals is backing us completely.”
Questions have been raised about $100,000 in contracts arranged between a “disgraced” former Philadelphia Parking Authority Chief and Penn graduate student and SEPTA police chief Tom Nestel.
These Holy Trinity parties, where the bar only plays music by Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj or Rihanna, happen about once a month and often have Penn students in attendance.
The teen, whose name has not been released, was shot in the hip according to NBC. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and is listed as being in critical condition, according to police.
See all the crimes that occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Feb. 17 and Feb. 23.
Susan Sorenson, who serves as a professor of social policy in the school of social policy and practice as well as the Director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence, performed a study in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department on over 35,000 cases of intimate partner violence.
“It's highly unusual,” Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said of the crimes.
Feb. 9: At 8:00 p.m. on the 200 block of S. 42nd Street, a complainant parked a vehicle on the highway in a parking space and found the vehicle missing on his return. The suspect, a 23-year old, unaffiliated male, was arrested.
Bystanders said the driver, whose identity has not yet been officially released, nearly hit a police officer and, in the process, damaged at least two other vehicles parked along Sansom Street, before ramming into a telephone pole.
Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said Miller “got a little choked up” as he was called to the podium on his first day back.