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Rutgers Police Department
Friday June 7th, 2013 :: 10:13 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community,

The New Brunswick City Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Friday, June 7, 2013 at approximately 6:59 PM. The incident was reported to have occurred within 40 Union Street, which is a multi-tenant dwelling, unaffiliated with the University on Union Street on the College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick.

The unaffiliated victim reported that three unknown assailants entered his apartment though an unsecured door, threatened him with a handgun and demanded he turn over property. When the victim did not immediately comply with their demands, the assailants assaulted the victim and then fled the apartment after stealing property from the apartment. The victim received non-life threatening injuries.

The description of the assailants is limited at this time. They are described as black males wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves. One of the assailants is reported to have been wearing yellow gloves and another was reported to have been wearing a red bandanna.

The New Brunswick City Police Department is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or Rutgers Police Department's Investigations Unit at (732) 932-8025 or (732) 932-7211.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:
-Keep residence doors and windows closed and locked;
-Remain alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;
-Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement; and
-Walk in groups when traveling during late night hours.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at

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Chief Kenneth Cop
June 7, 2013

Rutgers Police Department
55 Paul Robeson Blvd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-932-7211

Capt. Michael J. Rein
Operations / Professional Standards
[email protected]

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