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Rutgers Police Department
Saturday April 28th, 2018 :: 02:23 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at approximately 2:15 AM at the intersection of French and Plum Streets in the City of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was walking in the area of French and Plum Streets when he passed a group of males who struck him and knocked him to the ground before fleeing the area in multiple directions with his personal property. The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. No weapons were used in this incident.

Descriptions of the perpetrators are limited at this time.

The Rutgers Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the Rutgers Police Department Detective Bureau at 848-932-8025.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of crime by taking reasonable precautions, including:

• Immediately reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement;
• Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;
• Avoid isolated or dark areas;
• Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours

The Rutgers University Police Department provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system. In order to request a security escort we ask that an individual contact the police communications center at 732-932-7211.

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

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Chief Kenneth Cop
April 28, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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