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UMD Community Notice 10/25/19

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.


INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Armed Robbery

OCCURRED:             October 25, 2019/ Approximately 3:15 a.m.

LOCATION:              3700 block of Metzerott Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19102500000329



On October 25, 2019, at approximately 4:08 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus armed robbery that occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m.

A male student reported to police that he was walking in the 3700 block of Metzerott Road near University Boulevard when he was approached by a male armed with a silver handgun. The suspect demanded the student's property and the student complied with the demand. The suspect was last seen heading towards Riggs Road, away from campus.

After the incident, the student walked to his residence and called the Prince George's County Police Department at approximately 3:45 a.m. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The student described the suspect as a male, approximately 5'8” to 5'10”, between 40 to 50 years old with a skinny build, short hair grey and a black shirt.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Email address is:

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site:  and


Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

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Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

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Safety Resources:

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Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

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Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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