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Rutgers Police Department
Sunday October 30th, 2016 :: 11:58 a.m. EDT

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Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating three aggravated assaults which were reported to have occurred off-campus in the city of New Brunswick.

The first incident occurred on October 30, 2016 at approximately 1:07 AM in the area of Robinson Street and Hamilton Street.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with the University, was struck in the face during a physical altercation and fell to the ground resulting in a transport to a local hospital. Several of the involved parties fled the area prior to police arrival and the description of the perpetrator is limited at this time.

The second incident occurred on October 30, 2016 at approximately 2:11 AM in the area of Easton Avenue and Condict Street.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with the University, reported that he engaged in a verbal dispute with a male which developed into a physical altercation. The victim reported that he was assaulted by three additional males and he was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

One of the perpetrators was described as a light skinned male of Hispanic descent with “French braids” and wearing a white button down shirt. The descriptions of the three remaining perpetrators are limited at this time.

The third incident occurred on October 30, 2016 at approximately 3:26 AM in the area of Guilden Street between Bristol and Prosper Street.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with the University, reported that during a physical altercation he was struck in the head with a bottle which resulted in his transport to a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury. The description of the perpetrator is 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 http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:
Chief Kenneth Cop
October 30, 2016

Address/Location
Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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