Police: 4 held at gunpoint, knifepoint by 4 men in 2 robberies near Rutgers campus
Police say at least four people were held at gunpoint and knifepoint by four men in two robberies and one attempted robbery within a half hour near Rutgers University's College Avenue campus in New Brunswick.
According to police, the first robbery occurred at 1:04 a.m. on Hartwell Street in the area of Hamilton Street, when four men robbed multiple victims at gunpoint before driving away in a silver SUV.
The second happened around 17 minutes later when a man told police that three men approached him on Delafield Street, near the intersection with Courtland Street.
Police say one person was armed with a gun while another punched the victim in the face. They then drove off in an older model, dark gray minivan.
A non-student reported at 1:29 a.m. that two men robbed him while they displayed a knife on Prospect Street near the corner of Somerset Street. The robbers then ran away with his belongings.
Police said the victims in the first two incidents are "affiliated" with Rutgers.
Anyone with information is asked to call New Brunswick police at 732-745-5217. Police have reportedly stepped up patrols in the neighborhood.