PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — University of Pittsburgh Police and Pittsburgh Police are searching for a suspect in an attempted robbery.
The University of Pittsburgh Police Department sent out a crime alert this morning about an off-campus attempted robbery that happened on Feb. 29.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating Shooting In Homewood
An off-campus crime alert has been issued by the University of Pittsburgh Police Department: https://t.co/dkiPunICIv
— Pitt Police (@PittPolice) March 1, 2020
The victim told police she had been walking on the 3600 block of Fifth Avenue around 9:04 p.m. when a man grabbed her shoulder, causing her bag and coat to fall off.READ MORE: 'Unity In The Community' Event Held In Greensburg
She than ran from Fifth Avenue to Oakland Avenue while the suspect chased after her on a bike. The suspect then turned on Forbes Avenue headed towards Bigelow Boulevard.
The victim was not injured, and the robbery attempt was not successful.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or African-American man, approximately 5’7’’ in height and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black face mask, dark blue jeans, black tossel cap with a gold rim, light tan boots, and he was riding a bike (possibly black in color with a red blinking light).MORE NEWS: Community Liver Alliance Hosts 'Walk The Talk For Liver Health' 5K At Kennywood Park
Anyone with information should contact the university police 412-624-2121 and reference report #20-00757. Or, you can call Zone 4 Pittsburgh Police at 412-422-6520 and reference CCR #20-042088.