Skip to main content

UMD Community Notice 08/14/2023


**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 (carjacking)

OCCURRED:              August 12, 2023 (Saturday)/ Approximately 4:20 a.m.

LOCATION:               4700 block of Lakeland Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           23-0047304


On Monday, August 14, 2023, at approximately 8:48 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus incident that occurred on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at approximately 4:20 a.m., the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 4700 block of Lakeland Road for a robbery with a weapon (carjacking). A man reported to police that he was inside his black sedan when two suspects opened the vehicle’s door and pointed firearms at him. The victim got out of the vehicle and the suspects then demanded personal property from the victim, which were already inside the vehicle. The suspects along with two more suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and drove off towards Baltimore Avenue.

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

Individuals with any information regarding this incident and/or the possible identity of the suspects 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.

Park in well-lit areas if possible.

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




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)



UMD Alerts


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

Back to Top