To the Yale Community,
I write to let you know of two separate incidents that occurred this evening. The New Haven Police are investigating an attempted robbery that took place at George and College Streets at approximately 9:00 PM. The victim, who is not a member of the Yale community, was approached by six teenaged males who assaulted him and attempted to rob him of his cell phone. No injuries were reported.
New Haven Police are also investigating a robbery that occurred at Orange and Bradley Streets at approximately 9:30 PM. A Postdoc Associate was approached by a male who robbed her of her purse. No injuries were reported.
If you have any information about either incident please call the Yale police at 203-432-4400 or text your anonymous tip to 67283; begin the stream with yaletip.
No arrests have been made yet in these street robberies, so please take precautions, particularly in the evening. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, and never use your cell phone or text while walking. Texting or talking can distract you, and cell phones are a particular target for thieves to snatch. Walk or jog with others when possible, in well-populated and well-lit areas. Avoid displaying valuables, including cash.
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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