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Rutgers police alerts students of separate aggravated assault, robbery incidences off-campus


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 The first incident was an aggravated assault, and occurred on Sunday involving a victim affiliated with the University. The second was a robbery not affiliated with the University. 


Yesterday evening, Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) Lt. Timothy Wilmot alerted students, faculty and staff in an email of two crime incidents, both occurring off campus. 

The first incident, which is currently being investigated by RUPD, occurred at 12:33 a.m. on Mine Street between College Avenue and Union Street last Sunday. It was reported that the victim, affiliated with the University, was approached and physically assaulted by a female perpetrator, according to the email. 

The perpetrator, who was described as a slightly overweight white blonde woman in her 20s wearing gray yoga pants and a white tank top, then fled “in an unknown direction.” 

No weapons were involved in the incident, but the victim was moved to a local hospital, treated for non-threatening life injuries and released afterward. 

“The Rutgers University Police Department is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the Rutgers Police Department Detective Bureau at 848-932-8025,” Wilmot said.

The second incident occurred at a local business the following day at approximately 5:10 p.m., on French Street between Cogswell Place and Florence Street. The victim, an employee of the business not affiliated with the University, said he was approached by two male perpetrators, whose descriptions are limited. 

One displayed a firearm and the other took cash from the register, according to the email. They then fled toward Jersey Avenue. The victim was not harmed as a result of the incident. 

“The New Brunswick Police Department is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217,” Wilmot said.


Catherine Nguyen

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