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Rutgers Police Department
Sunday April 29th, 2018 :: 11:25 a.m. EDT


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating two robberies which were reported to have occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at approximately 3:45 AM on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Wyckoff Streets in the City of New Brunswick.

In the first incident the victim, who is affiliated, reported that while walking in the area he was approached by two males who demanded items of value before striking him and taking his personal property. In the second incident the victim, who is not affiliated, stated that he was approached while walking home by two males who struck him before taking his personal property and fleeing in a nearby vehicle. Both victims sustained minor injuries and declined medical attention. No weapons were used in either incident.

Descriptions of the perpetrators are limited at this time.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim 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 29, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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