To the Yale Community:
I write to let you know that a purse snatch occurred this afternoon in front of 30 Hillhouse Avenue at approximately 12:30 PM (Click here to view the incident's location). The victim, who is visiting at Yale, was walking when she was approached by a male who grabbed her purse and fled the area as a passenger in a 2001 green Kia Rio bearing Ct. registration 739-ZEW. Yale and New Haven police quickly responded and the victim’s phone was located a short time later. No injuries were reported and the Yale police are investigating.
If you have any information about this incident or should observe the vehicle described above, 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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