Crime Alert: Thefts from Autos

Motorists should be aware that numerous reports of thefts from autos have recently been received by the Penn Police Department. The areas of highest reported activity involve vehicles that are parked along city streets adjacent to the campus proper. Specifically, the 3400 through 3800 blocks of Chestnut and Ludlow Streets appear to be areas most frequently targeted. Isolated thefts from auto have also been reported in the 100 and 200 blocks of south 36th and 38th Streets. Persons observing any suspicious behavior of individuals around parked cars should contact the Penn Police Department immediately.

Safety Tips for Vehicle Owners

Important Telephone Numbers:

Penn Police: 898-7297

Penn Detectives: 898-4485

Victim Support: 898-4481/6600

Prepared by Officer Ann Haines


Volume 42 Number 28
April 16, 1996

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