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Campus Safety Notices

Public Safety Advisory - ​Pattern of Armed Robberies North of University City Campus

09/19/2015 8:00PM

Between Sunday, August 30 and Saturday, September 19 there have been at least eight armed robberies in the area north of the University City Campus between 30th and 38th streets and Hamilton and Wallace streets.

The incidents have mostly occurred during the late evening hours or early morning hours. Several victims have been Drexel students and they have been robbed of their cell phones, credit cards and cash. There have been no injuries.

Drexel University Police are working with Philadelphia Police to identify and apprehend the perpetrators. The Department of Public Safety has increased its police and security patrols and the Philadelphia Police Department has also increased its uniformed and plainclothes presence in the area.

Members of the Drexel community should immediately report any suspicious activity to Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222 or Philadelphia Police by calling 911.

Safety Tips

  • Members of the Drexel community are reminded to utilize Drexel’s Walking Escort Services. For an escort call 215.895.2822 or ask any Drexel Police or Public Safety Officer on patrol or inside a building.
  • Register for the Drexel Guardian service at
  • Travel with others – especially at night. Use the buddy system.
  • Avoid distractions such as mobile phones, mp3 players, PDAs, etc.
  • Stay alert, pay attention to people and conditions around you.
  • Avoid walking in dark, less-traveled areas.
  • If necessary, use one of many campus emergency blue light telephones to request assistance or report suspicious activity.
  • Keep personal items close to your body. Don’t display money or expensive jewelry.​