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Rutgers Police Department
Sunday September 23rd, 2018 :: 01:48 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Sunday September 23, 2018, at approximately 2:15 AM on Easton Avenue, between Bristol and Courtland Streets in the City of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that following a brief verbal dispute with an unknown male, he was struck and knocked to the ground. Once on the ground he was then struck by a second unknown male. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. There were no weapons used in this incident.

The first perpetrator is described as a white male wearing a blue t-shirt and having a stocky build. The second perpetrator is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, with a thin build, short brown hair, and wearing a white t-shirt.

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 23, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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