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UMD Safety Notice – Robbery (no weapons)

UMD Safety Notice – Robbery (no weapons)

INCIDENT:    Robbery (no weapons)

OCCURRED: September 7, 2019, at approximately 2:27 a.m.

LOCATION: Vestibule of Annapolis Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-52126


On September 7, 2019, at approximately 3:17 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a robbery (no weapons) that occurred at approximately 2:27 a.m., on September 7, 2019. A male student reported to police that he was walking past a group of males and words were exchanged. As the student continued to walk inside Annapolis Hall, he made a hand gesture to the group. One of the males followed the student inside and a physical altercation occurred. The male then took the student’s hat off of his head and left.

The student then opened the door, yelled out and the suspect and another male entered when a second physical altercation occurred. The student was able to get away and the suspect and the male left the area.

A preliminary review of the cameras in the area yielded images of the suspect and the male/person of interest. They can be viewed here.

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway. Individuals with any information regarding this incident and/or the identity of the suspect and/or the person of interest are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

When available for release, additional information, 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 #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

See Something, Say Something!

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

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