Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

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Pitt police issued a crime alert Friday evening detailing a reported burglary in the 3100 block of Kennett Square. 

Pitt and City police both responded to the incident, which occurred at about 4:25 p.m. on Friday.

According to the alert, the male victim said he observed an unknown male inside his residence who entered through an unlocked front door. The victim said the unknown male took a purse, containing a cellphone, credit cards and gift cards and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported and there were no signs of forced entry. 

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The alert described the suspect as an African-American male, wearing a white and black striped hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants. 

The police departments are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 at 412-422-6520 and reference CCR #20-0081027, or Pitt police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #20-01032.

Pitt students can register for crime alerts, which are separate from the University’s Emergency Notification Service, through the Rave website by selecting “Crime Alerts” under opt-in lists.