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Rutgers Police Department
Friday September 21st, 2018 :: 04:28 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a robbery, which was reported to have occurred on Friday, September 21, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff Streets in the city of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that while walking on Senior Street towards Sicard Street he was approached by a male perpetrator who snatched an item of value from him and fled the area. The victim chased after the male and engaged him in a physical altercation in an effort to recover his property, but he was subsequently assaulted by multiple males that came to the aid of the initial perpetrator. The perpetrators fled the area down Senior Street towards Wyckoff Street. The victim sustained minor injury and refused further medical attention at the scene.

The initial perpetrator is described as a black male wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and white Adidas sneakers with slicked back brunette color hair.

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
September 21, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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