3 robberies in 30 minutes near Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, NJ
NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University police are investigating three robberies that all took place within a half-hour near the New Brunswick campus early Thursday morning.
In the first incident, four men approached several people affiliated with Rutgers at gunpoint on Hartwell Street near Hamilton Street at 1:04 a.m. and “removed items of value” from them before leaving in a silver SUV, according to Rutgers police.
Two more robberies in nine minutes
At 1:21 a.m., three males with a gun approached a male who is affiliated with Rutgers on Delafield Street near Courtland Street and punched him after they could not remove “an item of value.” They all got into a grey mini-van and left the area. The victim suffered a minor injury but refused medical attention, police said.
The third incident took place at 1:29 a.m. when two males took "several items of value" from a male who is not affiliated with Rutgers on Prospect Street near Somerset Street, according to Rutgers police. They ran away.
New Brunswick police and Rutgers police on Thursday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.
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