Breaking: Armed Robbery in Nics, Police Searching for Suspects

If you’re on campus or anywhere near the Foss Hill dorms, you probably hear MPD sirens rushing by. I just got this text from an anonymous Wesleying tipster:

I was in P-Safe and heard “assailant” and “pistol” and then saw about 6 MPD cars with sirens. Then after the fact they said something like “we have a major situation here” and when I was like “sorry if I have bad timing” they said “yeah, really bad timing.” Keep your eyes out for an email.

Also found this brief report from WFSB Channel 3 news:

Middletown police said officers are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at Wesleyan University.

Police said the robbery happened at about 7:15 Saturday night.

No description of the suspects was immediately available.

Check back with wfsb.com for more on this developing story.

P-Safe refuses to give out any information over the phone but says there will be an all-campus text message soon, so stay by your phone. We’ll update this post as more information rolls in.

Update, 8:09 pm: According to another anonymous tip, the break-in took place in Nics 5, second floor. Money and possibly other goods were stolen. Victims are being interviewed by the police right now.

Update from P-Safe, 8:40 pm: Public Safety would like to alert the community that on Saturday 4/7/12 at 7:00pm a student reported being robbed in their room. The student stated that while he and another student were in the room they let a non-student who was known to them into the room. The non-student then displayed a handgun and detained the students leaving after he took a computer, cell phones and cash. The students were not injured.

The suspect is described as a heavy set Caucasian male, approximately 5′ 8″ tall, in his early 20’s wearing a black knit cap, grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, sneakers and carrying a backpack with red and black markings.

This incident is under investigation By Middletown Police and Public Safety. Anyone with any information is asked to call Middletown Police at 860-344-3200 or Public Safety at 860-685-2345

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  • Logic

    They knew the guy! Why don’t they just tell the MPD his name.Badda bing? 

    • Guest

       They probably only knew his first name or a nickname. It was a drug deal.

  • Mitt

    suspect not a negro …that IS NEWS

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  • C’mon Guys

    please don’t buy weed from townies

    • More like

      don’t sell weed to “townies”

  • doorsandwindowslocked

    If “Public Safety would like to alert the community,” then shouldn’t they at least send out a campus-wide email and/or text (especially since not everyone checks Wesleying)?

    • checkyouremail

      That was just taken from their campus-wide e-mail… -_-

      • doorsandwindowslocked

        I was checking my email, and saw it arrive at 8:54pm, despite being marked as having arrived at 8:29. I’m not an idiot.

      • doorsandwindowslocked2

        It hadn’t arrived in my inbox when I posted that. I’m not an idiot.

        • haha

          Yeah, Madi?

        • Anon

          I got my email at 8:32. People don’t get campus wide emails all at the same time, so obviously the person who posted this got theirs before you did. I’m not an idiot. 

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  • guest

    gated campus

    • Naw

      gross