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Rutgers Police Department
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 :: 11:06 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault and an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at approximately 5:27 PM at the intersection of Abeel Street and Elijah’s Way, located in the City of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated, reported being sexually assaulted by an ex-boyfriend who then struck her multiple times. A bystander who intervened in an effort to assist the victim was then struck with a blunt object by the perpetrator, who then fled on foot in the direction of George Street. Both victims sustained non life-threatening injuries as a result of this incident and refused medical treatment.

The perpetrator is described as a 5’5”, thin Hispanic male, in his mid to late twenties, wearing gray camouflage pants and a black shirt.

The Rutgers University Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the Rutgers Police Detective Bureau at 732-932-8025.

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

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Chief Kenneth Cop
July 3, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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