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UMD Community Notice 01/06/2020

**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 Attempted Robbery (Weapon Involved)

OCCURRED:             January 5, 2020 / Approximately 10:56 p.m.

LOCATION:              Parking Garage at Yale Avenue and Knox Road, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE #:           20-0000967



On January 6, 2020, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus attempted robbery (weapon involved) that was reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) on January 5, 2020, at approximately 10:56 p.m.


A male reported to PGPD that he was inside his vehicle, when a male approached his car. The suspect displayed a baseball bat and demanded the victim’s property. The victim refused and the suspect along with two other individuals left the area. No property was taken.


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:

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

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

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

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

Prince George's County Police Department

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

UMD Police Walking Escort

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.



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