Rutgers Student Pepper Sprayed, Robbed at Gunpoint on Jones Ave.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Three men reportedly pounced on a Rutgers student near the Douglass campus of Rutgers University in the early morning hours of July 20.

The attack occurred shortly before 2 am near the Jameson Residence Hall, located at the intersection of Suydam Street and Jones Avenue.

One of the men sprayed the victim with a liquid, providing a distraction, and another pointed a gun.  The gunman then asked for the student's belongings, and left the scene in a dark-colored getaway car.

The victim was brought to one of the local hospitals to be treated for the minor injuries.

The victim said that he didn't know the perpetrators, who were described as two heavy-set black men, one of them with dreadlocks, and a skinny white man with short hair. 

The crime was reported via a campuswide crime alert because of its seemingly random nature and the fact that the perpetrators remain on the loose. 

Anyone with further information about this crime is directed to contact the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

 

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