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06/12/18 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 Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Robbery with a Weapon

OCCURRED: June 11, 2018/ Approximately 4 p.m.

LOCATION: 4500 block of Guilford Road, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 18-0035520


On June 12, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Prince George's County Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Guilford Road for a robbery with a weapon that occurred the previous day.

Three UMD students and two unaffiliated victims reported to police that on June 11, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., they were inside a house in the 4500 block of Guilford Road when they called a known acquaintance and asked him to stop by.  The acquaintance was unable to stop by, but the victims were told that another person would meet them at the house.  An unidentified male came to the house and displayed a handgun.  One of the victims attempted to defend the group, but was struck in the head with the suspect's handgun. The suspect then stole property and left the house.  

The incident was a targeted crime that was not reported for more than 24 hours after the incident occurred.  

The Prince George’s County Police Department responded is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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:

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County 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.

Note the locations of the Blue Light Emergency Phones and look for them as you walk.

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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)


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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