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March 2014
 

Attention Rutgers Community:
 

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a burglary which has been reported to have occurred on Wednesday, March 20, 2014 at approximately 1:55 am within a private residence on Hamilton Street between Plum Street and Harvey Street.

 

In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he observed an unknown male suspect exiting one of the unoccupied rooms.  Upon observing the victim, the male suspect dropped personal property belonging to the one of the residents and fled the home in an unknown direction.

The front door of the residence was found unsecured and there were no signs of forced entry.

The victim was not injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 30s, approximately 6’2” in height with short hair wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

§  Allow in only guests who are known to you;

§  Keep doors locked when home;

§  Remain alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you; and

§  Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement;

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

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

March 20, 2014

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Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Monday, March 17, 2014 at approximately 7:15 PM:

In this incident, the victim, an affiliated female, reported that she was walking on Livingston Avenue in the area of Handy Street when she was approached from behind by an unknown assailant.  She stated the individual grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground and demanded her cellular phone.  The victim stated she handed her cell phone to the individual who then assaulted her by striking her in the face with a closed hand.  The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The assailant is described as a young black male with shoulder length dreads wearing baggie jeans and a heavy zip-up dark colored jacket.  He was also reportedly wearing a multi-colored checkered scarf.

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5218.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

- Walk in groups when possible.

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

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

March 18, 2014

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Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a robbery which has been reported to have occurred on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at approximately 5:24 a.m on High Street between Hamilton Street and Somerset Street.

 

In this incident, a victim, unaffiliated with Rutgers, reported that while walking he was approached by a male who made a verbal threat and demanded personal property.  After taking the victim’s property, the suspect struck the victim in the face and then fled on foot.  As a result, the victim sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transported to the hospital for further treatment.  

The description of the assailant is limited at this time. 

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

-          Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

-          Walk in groups when possible.

-          Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

 

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

March 15, 2014

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February 2014

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police and the Rutgers University Police Department are investigating a robbery which is reported to have occurred on Saturday February 01, 2014 at approximately 1:10 AM.  This incident occurred at the intersection of College Avenue and Hamilton Street, which is located on the College Avenue Campus.


In this incident, the victim reported that he was walking with a cellular phone in hand when he was approached by a single male who inquired whether he was interested in purchasing narcotics.  When the victim declined, the suspect struck him along his right arm with a lowered shoulder which caused his cellular phone to drop on the pavement. After quickly securing the victim’s property, the suspect fled in a silver late model Dodge Charger which had been waiting near Scott Hall. The vehicle in question was last seen by the victim travelling on College Avenue in the direction of the George Street Extension.

There were no weapons utilized in the commission of this crime.

 

The victim was not physically injured during this incident. 

 

The assailant was described as a white male in his early 20's with short black hair, a clean shaven face, approximately six feet in height and 180 pounds.  At the time of the robbery, the suspect was reportedly wearing a thin black jacket which was open at the front and jeans.


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 732-745-5218 or the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

- Walk in groups when possible.

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

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

February 1, 2014

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 January 2014


Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police and the Rutgers University Police Department are investigating a robbery which has been reported to have occurred on Saturday January 25, 2014 at approximately 4:40 AM.  This incident occurred at the intersection of College Avenue and Mine Street, which is located on the College Avenue Campus.

 

In this incident the victim reported that while walking he was approached from behind by a single male who forced a hard object into his back and demanded his wallet and cell phone.  After taking the victim’s property, the suspect fled in a waiting gray Honda Civic which traveled down Mine Street towards Easton Avenue.

 

The victim was not physically injured during this incident. 

 

The description of the assailant is limited at this time. 


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 732-745-5218 or the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

-          Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

-          Walk in groups when possible.

-          Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

 

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

January 25, 2014