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Rutgers Police Department
Friday September 13th, 2019 :: 07:54 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Friday, September 13, 2019 at approximately 3:50 PM within Livingston A Apartments (55 Rockafeller Road Piscataway, NJ) on the Livingston Campus.

In this incident the victims, who are affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that during a prearranged meeting with two male perpetrators, one of the males made a threatening gesture and statement towards the victims while demanding items of value, which the victims turned over to them. The victims were not physically injured during this incident and the perpetrators fled the area.

The perpetrators are described as:
• Light skinned male, 16 years old, approximately 5’9” tall, between 121-140 pounds, wearing a green and black windbreaker and gray sweatpants with white sneakers.
• Black male, 18 years old, approximately 5’09” tall, 195 pounds, wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and pink shorts with white sneakers.

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.

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
September 13, 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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