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.
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.