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Rutgers University Student Assaulted, Then Robbed: Have You Seen Suspect?

The perpetrator is described as black male approximately 5'11", medium build, with ear length dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Submitted by New Brunswick City Police Department:

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly struck, and then robbed a Rutgers University student on Monday in New Brunswick.

The incident reportedly occurred on High Street, which is located between Hamilton and Somerset Streets, around 12 noon in New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, a Rutgers University student, reported that while walking on High Street; he was approached by the perpetrator who struck him in the back of head causing him to fall to the ground.

Following his fall, the perpetrator removed items of value from the victim and fled on High Street towards Somerset Street. There were no weapons displayed by the assailant and the victim was not seriously injured during this incident.

The perpetrator is described as black male approximately 5'11", medium build, with ear length dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5218 or the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions: - Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you. - Walk in groups when possible. - Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement. For more crime prevention information visit
Clyde Z June 05, 2014 at 09:20 AM
ok, not to be funny but that description reflects 30% of African American males in the city
Joe R June 05, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Clyde, you took an actual survey? Or are you just pulling the figure out of your tush? Rick, thanks for your insightful observation? Barf. So according to Rick, all whites never commit crimes, nope, the perfect race, yes siree. All righty then.
B June 05, 2014 at 07:12 PM
No but in New Brunswick.....he's about right.
Jennifer Klein June 07, 2014 at 07:57 AM
My son was mugged by this guy in New Brunswick in November, he got away in a White SUV. Hammer strikes from the back, dreadlocks, and yes, a hoodie. I wear hoodies, too--they are ubiquitous for muggers and nonmuggers alike.
Jennifer Klein June 07, 2014 at 08:03 AM
he beat the crap out of my son with a hammer and robbed him and I want this scumbag caught. He's obviously from town or very nearby and the NB Police need to get busy. They were completely disinterested in finding this guy, even though my son's cell phone was turned on and we could track it and had a description of the vehicle. idiots.

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