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Campus Safety Notices

This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.

Public Safety Advisory - Timely Warning – Burglaries

10/09/2018 11:30AM

Dear Members of the Drexel Community,

Drexel Police are advising the campus community of two burglaries that occurred over the weekend:

  1. 10/06/2018 – 11:45 p.m. – 3200 Block of Pearl Street (Private Residence)
    A rear door was broken into, and the suspect fled the residence when the occupants returned home. There was no description of the suspect.
  2. 10/07/2018 – 03:45 p.m. – Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, 3411 Powelton Avenue
    The suspect entered the residence through an unlocked rear door and proceeded to take items. He fled upon being encountered by occupants of the residence. The suspect is described as a black male, 50 to 60 years old, wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans, hat and glasses.

Drexel University Police are continuing to investigate these matters, although no arrests have been made.

Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and professional staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. Keep doors and windows to your residence locked, and store valuables out of sight. Do not prop open building doors. Report suspicious persons inside campus buildings.

Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible, and to walk with others when possible. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel's campuses.

Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety for a walking escort at 215.895.2822 or use the Drexel Guardian app. Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found at:

Please immediately report any suspicious activity to Philadelphia Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222.

Eileen Behr
Vice President
Department of Public Safety