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Rutgers Police Department
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 :: 06:52 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on High Street, between Hamilton and Somerset Streets at approximately 11:00 PM on Monday, September 1, 2014.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, was walking on High Street when he confronted three males who may have been following him. The three perpetrators proceeded to assault the victim and searched his pockets. The perpetrators then fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim reported being struck on the arm with an unknown object during the course of the assault and received treatment for a minor injury.

While the description of the perpetrators is somewhat limited at this time; they are described as:
Perpetrator #1 – Black male, approximately 6 foot tall, with dread locked hair wearing a white t-shirt and cargo pants;
Perpetrator #2 – Black male, approximately 5’ 5” – 5’ 7” in height, wearing an all red t-shirt and having short hair; and
Perpetrator #3 – Black male, approximately 5’ 10” in height, wearing all dark color clothing, possibly with an afro style haircut.

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217 or 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:
 Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;
 Avoid isolated or dark areas;
 Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement; and
 Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at

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Chief Kenneth Cop
Rutgers University Police Department

Rutgers Police Department
55 Paul Robeson Blvd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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