P-Safe Report Regarding Armed Robbery

Here’s P-Safe’s report on the armed robbery in the Nics, which took place around 7:00 tonight:

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.

According to the P-Safe staff I spoke to, students should use common sense and travel in groups, but “there is no active reason to be concerned that is not mentioned in the report.” The police investigation is ongoing.

More coverage here and here, as well as stories from NBC Connecticut and the Middletown Press. You can also contact Wesleying at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with any other relevant information. WFSB has also updated its story, which you can read in full after the jump.

Police in Middletown were called to Foss Hill Drive, the Nicholson Residents Hall on the Wesleyan Campus on Saturday evening.

A Wesleyan student and another Nicolson resident were robbed at gun point.

The suspect displayed a hand gun, bound the two students with duct tape and took money and electronics from the students.

The students were able to free themselves and call for help.

The two students were not injured.

The suspect is being described as a white male, approximately 5’6″, heavy set, wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

He also had a red and black backpack and the handgun that was displayed was silver and green in color.

Police believe this incident is isolated and that the victims were targeted by the suspect.

The Middletown Police Department’s Major Investigative Services and the Patrol Division are following up on leads.

At this time, it is unknown if the suspect is a Wesleyan student.

If anyone has information regarding the armed robbery, they are urged to call the Middletown Police Department.


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