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Rutgers Police Department
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 :: 12:12 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a robbery, which was reported to have occurred on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM on Dix Street between Hamilton Street and Central Avenue.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that while walking on Dix Street with a Rutgers affiliate he was confronted by multiple males that exited two vehicles idling in the area. The victim reported that a number of the males brandished firearms and demanded items of value. After receiving property from both victims, the males entered the two vehicles, described as an older model red sedan and a newer model black SUV, and fled the area down Dix Street towards Central Avenue. The victims were not physically injured 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.

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 31, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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