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UMD Safety Notice 07/20/2023

INCIDENT:                 Robbery (No Weapon)

OCCURRED:              July 20, 2023 (Thursday)/ Approximately 9:05 p.m.

LOCATION:               Sidewalk on Chapel Lawn near the pedestrian tunnel under Regents Drive, College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:           2023-63699 


On July 20, 2023, at approximately 9:09 p.m., a women (student) walked into the University of Maryland Police Department and reported the following to police:

The student was walking on the sidewalk on Chapel Lawn near the pedestrian tunnel, located under Regents Drive, when she was approached by two women and a man. The student was punched, and her property was taken from her. The suspects then left and entered a white sedan that was on Regents Drive. No weapon was displayed but gun was mentioned.

Our Security Operations Center reviewed the cameras and located the suspect vehicle leaving campus through South Gate (Regents Drive and Baltimore Avenue). The vehicle continued across Baltimore Avenue and traveled east on College Avenue, where they lost sight of the vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle information was shared with the Prince George’s County Police Department.

The victim was taken to a local area hospital for non-life-threatening injury.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident and/or the possible identity of the suspects, are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email

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
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
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/Non-Emergency:



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/Staff


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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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