NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A Rutgers student reported he was restrained with a baseball bat while laptops were stolen from his residence on Stone Street near College Avenue.
The call came into police at 7:20pm on Friday night, about fifteen minutes after the robbery allegedly occurred.
It sparked the eleventh university crime alert since October 7, though New Brunswick Today has shown many seemingly serious crimes are not reported through the system.
"In this incident the resident of the house, who is affiliated, was on an upper floor of the house when he heard several people enter through an unsecured door," reads the alert.
Only two of the perpetrators have descriptions: a male, "race unknown, 6’6”, approximately 350 pounds, wearing jeans, sneakers and a maroon sweater," and a "White male wearing a black NY Mets jacket and having “slicked” back, black hair."
"The perpetrators then left the residence and fled the area in a black Toyota Camry," reads the crime alert. "The victim reported no physical injuries."
Police headed to Easton Avenue, where a Seargent had pulled over a tan Camry, and one passenger "bailed out" and ran down Morrell Street, according to police radio transmissions.
It's not clear if anyone in the car was connected to the robbery and later messages indicated it was not a Toyota at all. The driver, a female, was arrested and taken into custody, according to the transmissions.
According to the crime alert, the New Brunswick Police Department is actively investigating the incident and asking anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the New Brunswick Police Department's Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5216.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.