Rutgers University Police Chief Kenneth Cop has announced that there are presently three separate armed robbery investigations being conducted for incidents that occurred near the New Brunswick Campus.

FIRST INCIDENT:

Took place Thursday, March 3, 2022, at approximately 1:04 a.m., near Hartwell Street and Hamilton Street.

Cops have confirmed that the victims are affiliated with Rutgers University. The victims were approached by four males, one was visibly in possession of a gun.

According to Cop, the suspects took items from the victims. The suspects left the crime scene in a silver SUV.

SECOND INCIDENT:

Almost immediately followed at about 1:21 a.m., near Delafield Street and Courtland Street.

This time, it was three suspects, one with a gun. A single victim, also affiliated with Rutgers University was punched in the face. No items were stolen.

According to Cop, the three males drive away in an older gray SUV.

THIRD INCIDENT:

Took place just minutes later at approximately 1:29 a.m. near Prospect Street and Somerset Street.

One victim, not identified with Rutgers University faced two perpetrators, one was holding a knife. They got away with several items and left the crime scene on foot.

Chief Cop confirmed that this victim was not injured during the robbery.

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This is a cooperative process by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Rutgers University Police Department.

If you have information that can help the investigation, contact the NBPD’s Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5217.

For safety purposes, The Rutgers University Police Department provides escorts for students and staff members. To request a police escort, you may call  (732) 932-7211.

The New Brunswick Police Department has added extra patrols for enhanced security in the area.

SOURCE: Rutgers University Police Chief Kenneth Cop.

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