P-Safe Alert: Robbery on Church

Around 11:50 last night, while walking across campus with another student, I noticed two guys in hooded sweatshirts following us from a significant distance near College Row. We walked faster. They pursued. We turned a corner. Eventually, they were out of sight.

I put the incident out of mind until today, when this Public Safety Alert appeared in my (and your) inbox. I’m reposting it here as a casual PSA for anyone at Wes over the summer: stay alert at night. Campus gets pretty desolate after 10 p.m., and if you’re traveling solo, consider yourself vulnerable to this sort of thing:

Public Safety would like to alert the community that on Sunday June 17 at 12:18AM a male reported that he was robbed on Church St. The victim stated that he was approached by two males as he walked alone along Church St in the vicinity of Olin Library. He stated the males displayed facsimile handguns, knocked him to the ground and kicked him. He stated that the suspects took his cell phone and ring before fleeing on foot. The victim declined medical attention.

The suspects were described as follows: Suspect 1; Black male, 5’7” tall, thin build, 15-19 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark baggy jeans and sneakers. Suspect 2; Light skinned male (possibly white) 6’ tall, thin build, 15-19 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, a black bandana, baggy jeans and sneakers. The two suspects were described as wearing all dark clothing with bandanas covering their faces. One suspect was described as wearing white sneakers.

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.

For clarification, I wasn’t robbed—only followed, almost certainly by the suspects described above. If you have deets, hit up P-Safe.