TU Alert Follow Up: Increased Police Activity

The City of Philadelphia Police, along with Temple University Police, are investigating three robberies from earlier today involving Temple students. Some descriptions were similar and each time a silver handgun was used. No one was injured in the incidents. The three incidents occurred at:

  • 12:30 p.m. at 1500 W. Dauphin Street
  • 1 p.m. at 1300 W. Dauphin Street
  • 1:15 p.m. at 1500 W. Norris Street


The males involved in these incidents are described as:

  • An African American male, 5’10” to 6’2” tall with a light complexion, full beard, and a grey hooded sweatshirt with a dark puffy vest over top
  • An African American male, 5’5” tall with a dark complexion and dark puffy coat


Philadelphia and Temple police have increased patrols around campus. In light of these incidents, we would like to remind everyone in the Temple community:

  • If you see anyone fitting these descriptions, call the City of Philadelphia Police immediately by dialing 911 or if on campus, call Temple Police by dialing 1-1234 from a campus phone or 215-204-1234 from a non-campus phone.
  • Walk with others whenever possible.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid using distracting devices like cell phones and iPods while walking.
  • Avoid dark or hidden walkways and the temptation to use shortcuts and informal pathways.
  • Take advantage of the Owloop and TUr Door services. The Owloop is available from dusk to dawn for on-campus transportation, as well as TUr Door for those living just off the campus. More information can be found on the Campus Safety Services website at