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05/16/18 Community Notice

**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 Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Robbery (No Weapon)

OCCURRED:             May 15, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Hiker/Biker Trail near the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue

PARK POLICE CASE #:  18000511


On May 15, 2018, at approximately 10:28 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) was notified of an off-campus robbery that occurred along the Hiker/Biker Trail between the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue and Lot 11b. A male UMD student reported to police that he was walking on the trail when a male came up behind him and announced a robbery. The victim gave the suspect his property. The suspect then left the area and was last seen heading south on the trail.

Due to the late reporting of this incident from the victim to police, a text alert was not sent.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact police (911 or 301-459-3232).

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police may be found on our website at

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.

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.

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


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)


Maryland-National Capital Park Police

Prince George’s County Division

Emergency: 911 or 301-459-3232/ Non-Emergency 301-459-9088


UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555





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