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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: 24-NOV-2012 08:15:00 AMMessage ID: 85695


To the Yale Community:

I write to let you know that a robbery occurred last night at about 10:20 PM. In the area of Edgewood Avenue and Lynwood Place. (Click here to view the incident's location.)                   

A graduate student was walking when she was robbed by six teenaged females, some of whom punched her as they stole her wallet.  Police responded immediately and stopped several suspects in the vicinity of the robbery, but the victim was unable to identify them.  The Yale Police are investigating.

If you have any information about this incident or should observe any suspicious activity, please call the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or text your anonymous tip to 67283, begin the stream with yaletip.

Please be aware that several recent robberies and attempted robberies have involved juveniles (both male and female), either on foot or on bikes traveling as a group with the intent of robbing people.  If you see any suspicious activity, please don't hesitate to call the Yale police immediately.  The police have made several arrests recently, including some that are the direct result of people calling in suspicious activity.

As a general reminder, it is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk or jog with others when possible in well-populated areas, and avoid displaying valuables.  It is also always a good idea to note the location of emergency Blue Phones along your route and make use of security services, including shuttle services and door-to-door rides at night, by calling 203-432-9255.   The Yale Police also provide services and information for victims of crimes, which you may access by calling 203-432-4400.


Ronnell A. Higgins

Chief of Police


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