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Crime Alert: Woman Held Up at Knifepoint by Masked Perpetrator

Wearing Dark Clothing and Mask, Robber Demanded Victim Hand Over Her Purse
Somerset Street
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery  on Saturday Octover 17, at approximately 11:55 P.M. in the area of Somerset Street and Maple Street, according to a Rutgers University crime alert.

According to police radio transmissions, a male suspect approached a female victim near Loui Pizza City on Somerset Street.

The Rutgers crime alert said that the victim, who is unaffiliated with the school, told police the perpetrator approached her armed with a small knife, and demanded she hand over her purse.

The police said the suspect then fled the area on foot heading east on Somerset Street, and a dispatcher told officers he may have ducked into a backyard.

The suspect was described as male between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a black mask with all black clothing.

NBPD is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information to please contact their Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.