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UMD Community Notice 04/26/2021

**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 Residential Robbery (with a weapon)

OCCURRED:             April 25, 2021, at approximately 8:34 p.m.

LOCATION:               4800 block of Berwyn House Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           21-0018293

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

 

On April 26, 2021, at approximately 8:36 a.m., UMPD was notified of an off-campus residential robbery (with a weapon) that occurred in the 4800 block of Berwyn House Road, College Park, Maryland. The incident was reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department on April 25, 2021, at approximately 8:34 p.m.

 

A female resident reported to police that she and her friend were waiting on two males to come over to the residence. The males arrived and were invited in. Once inside the residence, one male displayed a handgun and demanded property while the second male took the victim’s property. Both suspects then left the residence in an unknown direction. It is believed that this was a targeted incident.

 

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this case.

 

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).

 

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: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

 

Safety Tips:

 

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.

 

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

 

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

 

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

 

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

 

CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

 

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

 

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

 

UMD Alerts

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