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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: 28-AUG-2017 12:29:00 AMMessage ID: 156873

To the Yale Community, 

I write to let you know that a robbery occurred this evening in the area of Sheffield Avenue and Division Street at approximately 10:45 PM.  The victim, who is not a member of the Yale community, was walking in the area when she was approached by a teenaged male who robbed the victim of her purse.  No weapon was displayed and no physical injuries were reported.  The New Haven police are investigating.

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.

As a general reminder, it is important to walk with others when possible in well-lit and populated areas. Avoid displaying valuables such as cash or portable electronic devices. It is also a good idea to note the location of blue phones along your route. Make use of security services including shuttles and security escorts by calling (203) 432-9455.  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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