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UMD Community Notice 08/19/2023


**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

OCCURRED:              August 18, 2023 (Friday)/ Approximately 4 a.m.

LOCATION:               8500 block of 49th Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           23-0048595


On Saturday, August 19, 2023, at approximately 1:47 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by a man, who was a victim of an off-campus robbery with a weapon. The crime occurred on August 18, 2023, at approximately 4 a.m., in the 8500 block of 49th Avenue, College Park, Maryland. 

The victim reported that he was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by two men. One of the men displayed a handgun and told him to get on the ground. The two suspects took the victim's property and then told the victim to run. The victim found a blue light phone and used it for help. The Prince George’s County Police Department arrived and took a report. No injuries were reported. 

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.

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



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