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Rutgers Police Department
Monday April 30th, 2018 :: 11:12 a.m. EDT

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Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at approximately 8 PM at a residence located on Hamilton Street between Easton Avenue and College Avenue in the City of New Brunswick. The Rutgers Police Department is investigating a burglary which was reported to have occurred at 72 Lipman Drive (Loree Hall) between 8 AM on April 28, 2018, and 12:10 AM on April 30, 2018.

In the first incident, two males forced entry into the residence through a rear door and confronted a non-affiliated victim by brandishing a handgun and a knife. The victim was able to escape the residence while the perpetrators moved upstairs where one affiliated and one non-affiliated victim were located. The second floor occupants were able to escape the residence without interacting with the perpetrators. There were no injuries as a result of this 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.

In the second incident, an unknown perpetrator(s) used force to gain access to an unoccupied office within the building.
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 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 http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.php

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Authority:
Chief Kenneth Cop
April 30, 2018

Address/Location
Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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