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UMD Safety Notice 10/31/2022

 

INCIDENT:                Robbery (No Weapon)

OCCURRED:             October 31, 2022 (Monday)/ Approximately 2 p.m.

LOCATION:               Sidewalk of Regents Drive (in front of Annapolis Hall), College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:         2022-83336

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 31, 2022, at approximately 3:34 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a robbery (no weapon) that occurred at approximately 2 p.m., today.

A man (student) reported to police that he was walking on the sidewalk along Regents Drive, in front of Annapolis Hall, when a man approached him. The man asked the student for money to purchase an item from a local establishment. The student retrieved money from his wallet with the intent of giving the man a specific amount of cash. As the student was removing cash from his wallet, the suspect took a larger bill and began to walk away. The victim followed the suspect and asked for his money back. The suspect then verbally threatened the victim if he didn’t leave him alone. The suspect was last seen walking towards Annapolis Hall.

Photos of the suspect can be seen here.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident and/or the possible identity of the suspect, are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

When available for release, additional information, 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/home

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!

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.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

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

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

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

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

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142  

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff