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Rutgers Police Department
Saturday September 14th, 2019 :: 09:31 a.m. EDT


UPDATE: Crime Alert - Arrest of Suspects

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department issued a crime alert on September 13th, 2019 detailing a robbery, which was reported to have occurred on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at approximately 3:50 PM within Livingston A Apartments (55 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ) on the Livingston Campus. An investigation conducted by the Rutgers Police Department resulted in the arrests of the two suspects on September 13th, 2019.

Rydell Johnsons, an 18 year old resident of Belle Mead, New Jersey, has been charged with robbery, conspiracy, and employing the use of a juvenile to commit a crime.

A 16-year-old juvenile has been charged with robbery and conspiracy.

The Rutgers University Police Department 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 14, 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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