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Yale Police - Chief's Messages - Message Detail
To: All Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Chief Ronnell A. Higgins
Summary: Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins
Date: 13-AUG-2017 12:03:00 PMMessage ID: 156274

 To The Yale Community,

I write to make you aware of two separate robberies that occurred this morning. Although the robberies were not on campus, they were nearby and the robber has not yet been arrested.

The first robbery took place at Elm and Howe Streets at approximately 11:00 AM. The victim, who is not a member of the Yale community, was approached by a man who exited a vehicle, pepper sprayed, hit and then robbed the victim. Minor physical injuries were reported.  The second robbery occurred a short time later, two blocks away, at Edgewood Avenue and Dwight Street. The two victims, who are not members of the Yale community, were approached by a man who pepper sprayed them and robbed one victim of her purse. Minor physical injuries were reported.

New Haven police are actively investigating and Yale police have increased patrols.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Yale Police at (203) 432-4400 or send an anonymous text tip through our Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) app. To register for Bulldog Mobile please visit http://your.yale.edu/community/public-safety/campus-safety-services/bulldog-mobile-livesafe-app. For more crime prevention and safety tips please visit http://your.yale.edu/community/public-safety/safety-tips.

The Yale Police provide services and information for crime victims which can be accessed by calling (203) 432-4400.


Ronnell A. Higgins
Director of Public Safety and Chief

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