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UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Armed Carjacking

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Armed Carjacking

**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 Armed Carjacking  


OCCURRED:             October 12, 2019/ Approximately 4:22 a.m.


LOCATION:              Adelphi Road at Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland


PGPD CASE #:           PP 19-0059720



On October 14, 2019, at approximately 8:49 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus armed carjacking that occurred on October 12, 2019 at approximately 4:22 a.m.

A male reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that a vehicle hit the victim’s vehicle from behind on Adelphi Road at Campus Drive. The victim exited his vehicle in an attempt to exchange information with the driver of the striking vehicle, at which point the suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied with the suspect’s demand and handed over his property, to include the keys to his vehicle. The suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and left on Adelphi Road towards East-West Highway.

Per the Prince George’s County Police Department, this is the only recent incident of its kind.

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

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Email address is:

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

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.


If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.


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.


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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.