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UMD Community Notice 01/28/2024

UPDATE as of 01/29/2024: After further investigation by the Prince George’s County Police Department, it was determined no robbery occurred. This incident is being investigated as a theft.


**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 (no weapon)

OCCURRED:              January 28, 2024 (Sunday)/ Approximately 2:48 a.m.

LOCATION:               8200 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           24-0005541




On January 28, 2024, at approximately 3:40 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) was notified of an off-campus robbery (no weapon).


A man reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that at approximately 2:48 a.m., on January 28, 2024, he was exiting an elevator inside an apartment building, located in the 8200 block of Baltimore Avenue, when he was approached by three suspects (a man and two women). They demanded the victim to let them up the elevator, but the victim did not have access to the elevator. The suspects then assaulted the victim and took his property. The victim was able to break free, left the area and called police. The victim sustained minor injuries.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident.


Anyone with information related to this incident and/or the possible identity of the suspect(s) are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200). 


When available for release, additional information, including updated description of suspect(s) may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: and 



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 911 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 (AT&T and Verizon Wireless) / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555
Prince George's County Police Department
Emergency Number - 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200

Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity for quick access to phone numbers and emergency guide


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App) 

UMD Police Walking Escort




ADA/504 Coordinator



Bias Incident Support Services



Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)



Counseling Center



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


Health Center



Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)



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