To the Yale Community:
I write to let you know that a robbery occurred this evening at Columbus Avenue and Liberty Street at approximately 5:00 PM (Click here to view the incident's location).
A staff member and Post Doc were walking when they were approached by two teenaged males who robbed them of a wallet and purse. No weapons were displayed and no injuries were reported. The New Haven 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.
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 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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