To the Yale Community,
I write to inform you that at about 10:00 PM this evening, an undergraduate student, who was walking back to campus from the train station, was approached by a man on Church Street South near Columbus Av., who knocked him down, took his cell phone and fled. The student sustained minor injuries and the incident is being investigated by the New Haven Police Department.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or text your anonymous tip to 67283; begin the stream with yaletip.
As a general reminder, it is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times, and to walk or jog with others when possible, in well-populated and well-lit areas. Avoid displaying valuables, including cash and portable electronic devices. It is also a good idea to note the location of emergency Blue Phones along your route. Make use of security services, including shuttle services and security escorts, by calling 203-432-9255.
The Yale Police provides services and information for victims of crimes: call 203-432-4400.
Ronnell A. Higgins, Chief of Police
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