Robberies around Center City

maryt621's picture

The Philadelphia Police Department has advised that there have been 17 hold-ups that they are aware of in this area. All of the hold-ups have occurred from 17th to 22nd Streets and from Walnut to the Parkway. They have all been in parking lots when people are walking to their vehicles alone and all have been at gunpoint. The latest one occurred last week in the lot on 19th Street between Cherry and Arch.

Please be aware that the victims have been both male and female and have been alone when confronted. Most of the hold-ups occurred after 6:00 PM, but two were in the afternoon. We advise that you try to walk in pairs or groups if possible when coming or going from the office. As always, be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Kat's picture

Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks for the heads up!

jmminarik's picture

Quote:The Philadelphia

Quote:

The Philadelphia Police Department has advised

What's your source on this? My colleagues' organic spam filter would probably choke on 'some lady on the internet with a pin-up avatar'. :-)

maryt621's picture

My source is a colleague who

My source is a colleague who works in the Comcast Tower. There was an email sent to all of their employees yesterday.

Cajunmoon's picture

I appreciate the heads up. I

I appreciate the heads up. I am at 17th & The Parkway and always keep aware of my surroundings. I use PhillyCarShare and their cars are located in those lots. The one I use the most when I need a car is the Prius at 18th & JFK parked on JFK.

codergrrl's picture

This is a copy of an email I

This is a copy of an email I received.

From: AlertPhila # 36281 [mailto:rsan36281@alertphila.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:50 PM
To: Center City District PCAN, Law Enforcement
Subject: False Robbery Information Circulating

An email message has been circulating over the past two days among companies and office buildings in center city regarding information purported to be from the Philadelphia Police Department advising that there have been 17 robberies of customers using parking facilities in the western section of downtown. This information is incorrect and did not originate with the Philadelphia Police Department.

Please do not forward the email if you receive it.

The Philadelphia Police Department has reported ten robberies of parking attendants in the 9th Police District and last Wednesday night, two officers from the 9th District arrested the primary suspect wanted in these robberies. The investigation is ongoing and additional suspects will be apprehended.

The email that was circulated included a suggestion that you should be aware of your surroundings and to walk in pairs or groups whenever you are working late – this is good advice and applies no matter where you live or work.

Thank you, Stacy Irving.

Center City District

th's picture

Email is like the rumor game

Email is like the rumor game where you all sit in circle and whisper something to the next person and see what comes up at the end.

rtsaidred's picture

While I appreciate the heads

While I appreciate the heads up about an email hoax, somehow it doesn't make me feel better that 10 parking attendants were robbed vs 17 pedestrians or customers.

dan's picture

rtsaidred wrote:While I

rtsaidred wrote:

While I appreciate the heads up about an email hoax, somehow it doesn't make me feel better that 10 parking attendants were robbed vs 17 pedestrians or customers.

although knowing the primary suspect was arrested is kinda nice

rtsaidred's picture

dan wrote:rtsaidred

dan wrote:
rtsaidred wrote:

While I appreciate the heads up about an email hoax, somehow it doesn't make me feel better that 10 parking attendants were robbed vs 17 pedestrians or customers.

although knowing the primary suspect was arrested is kinda nice

very true!