Last month I spent a weekend on campus, nearly got robbed, and only realized it the following morning, when a Public Safety Alert popped into my inbox. I urged students on campus to stay alert at night; it’s a lot more desolate than it is during the semester, and small-time criminals know it.
Unnervingly enough, Middletown robberies happen in broad daylight on Sundays, too:
Public Safety would like to inform the community that on Sunday July 1 at approximately 2:08pm a student was walking in the area of William St and Hamlin St when he was approached by two suspects who displayed a hand gun and demand his wallet and phone. The student complied and the after the suspects left he walked to the Public Safety office.
The suspects are described as African-American males in their early 20’s, 5’7”-5’8″, one suspect had short hair, heavy build wearing a white t-shirt and dark colored shorts, the second suspect had a slim build, with dread locks wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.
This incident is under investigation by Wesleyan Public Safety and the Middletown Police. Anyone with any information is asked to call Public Safety at 685-2345 or the Middletown Police at 344-3200.
Are they the same suspects as last time? Maybe. I’m not sure anyone got a good enough glimpse in the dark. Interestingly, last month’s victim was observant enough to describe “facsimile handguns.” This time, P-Safe writes, the suspects “displayed a hand gun.” Real? Loaded? Does it matter?
Stay safe, Wellesleyan.