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Rutgers Police Department
Thursday May 11th, 2017 :: 09:14 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at approximately 5:50 Pm on Antilles Field which is located behind Chapel Drive in New Brunswick.

In this incident the victims, who are not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that while they were playing soccer on Antilles Field their personal possessions were taken by two perpetrators. The victims then pursued the perpetrators towards Chem Drive, where the perpetrators then threatened them with a sharp object, before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Descriptions are limited at this time.

The Rutgers Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact 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:

• 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, make sure residence doors and windows are locked at night.

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
May 11, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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