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Rutgers Police Department
Thursday August 29th, 2019 :: 04:34 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at approximately 1:59 AM on Woodbridge Street between Central Avenue and Hamilton Street.

In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that after accepting a ride in the vehicle of a male she had met that evening, he placed an object against her upper body and demanded items of value. The victim fled the area without providing the male perpetrator with her property and she did not sustain any known injuries from the incident.

The description of the perpetrator is limited at this time, but his vehicle is described as a brown pickup truck.

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

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, 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
August 29, 2019

Rutgers Police Department
55 Paul Robeson Blvd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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