Robbery with Weapon

Penn and Philadelphia Police responded to a report of a robbery with weapon in the 3000 block of Market Street. Upon arrival, Police discovered that the suspect pulled over his vehicle and asked to use the complainant’s phone, then he pointed a gun at the complainant, demanding additional personal property. When the complainant attempted to retrieve his phone, the suspect sped away, dragging the complainant for several feet and causing injury.
The suspect is described as a Black male with a thin build and a beard. He was last seen heading west in a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee.

UPDATE: All clear in the 3000 block of Market Street. Police have responded to the incident and the area has been deemed safe. You may resume activity in the area.


UPennAlert: Robbery with weapon in the 3000 block of Market Street. Increased police activity in the area. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the immediate area.

The suspect is described as Black male, thin build with a beard, armed with a hand gun driving a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Last seen heading westbound on Market from 30th Street.


The Division of Public Safety has developed a few helpful risk reduction strategies outlined below. Know that it is never the fault of the person impacted (victim/survivor) by crime.

  • Stay out of immediate area.
  • Stay alert and reduce distractions; using cellphones, ear buds, etc. may limit your awareness.
  • Orient yourself to your surroundings. (Identify your location, nearby exits, etc.)
  • Utilize 24/7/365 Walking Escort services (215-898-WALK/9255).
  • Only carry necessary documents.
  • Keep your valuables out of sight.
  • Be respectful of those involved in the incident.
  • If you believe you see the described suspect, do not engage – call 215-573-3333.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Emergencies 215-573-3333 / 511 (campus phone)
General Information 215-898-7297
Special Services 215-898-4481 (215-898-6600 off-hours)
HELP Line 215-898-HELP (4357)
DPS Headquarters 4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Walking Escort 215-898-WALK (9255)
Penn Transit Ride 215-898-RIDE (7433)

2012 Penn Senior Survey Results

The results of the 2012 Senior Survey have been released by the University’s Office of Institutional Research & Analysis.  The results were positive across the Services category, with the Campus Police/Campus Security earning a rating of 3.52, a very high level of satisfaction, and well above the ratings of our peer institutions. 





The survey results are featured today in the Daily Pennsylvanian: Class of 2012 Survey Results Show Overall Satisfaction with School Offerings

From the article:  Executive Director for Education and Academic Planning in the Provost’s Office Rob Nelson stressed that he was pleased with the sense of satisfaction with safety and security on campus — 96 percent said they were satisfied with campus security and police — and the higher average satisfaction with recreational facilities than students reported in 2010. He attributed much of the increase to the opening of Penn Park.

Information about the 2012 Senior Survey can be found here: http://www.upenn.edu/ir/Senior2012.html

Note, you will be required to authenticate with your Pennkey and password to view the survey results.