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 (No Weapon)
OCCURRED: January 27, 2023 (Friday)/ Between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m.
LOCATION: 8400 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland
PGPD CASE #: 230005320
On January 27, 2023, at approximately 4:08 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus robbery (no weapon) that occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m.
A man reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that he and his friend were walking in the 8400 block of Baltimore Avenue when a sedan occupied by four men approached them and attempted to talk with them. An argument occurred and the vehicle drove away but then turned around back towards them. They both ran but the vehicle was able to catch up with one of them. Two men exited the vehicle and demanded property from the man and he refused. The suspects assaulted him and took his property. The suspects got back into the vehicle and left the area. No injuries were reported.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident 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 descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: https://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices.cfm and https://umpdnews.umd.edu/
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