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Mugging and assault still a mystery

As the fall semester comes to a conclusion, there are still no updates in an assault and a mugging that involved College students at locations off campus, according to Ewing Police.

“There is nothing further to report at this time regarding the two investigations” Lt. Rocco Marruca said.

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 1, a 23-year-old man was found near the Spiritual Center on campus. The man was attacked and struck by a vehicle, suffering a broken femur while attempting to leave an off-campus party the night before, according to Ewing Police.

Detective Jeffrey Jacobs said in an email that the man attended a house party held on Vannest Avenue in Ewing, a residence rented by members of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at the College. When he attempted to leave, he was attacked by three or more individuals and “at some point during the assault the victim was struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene,” Jacobs said.

Later in the semester, a male student reported being robbed by four black males in hoodies on the corner of Browning Avenue and Somerset Street on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to an emergency alert sent out to the College community.

At 8:44 p.m., the victim reported that he was walking along Browning Avenue when he was approached by four men who looked to be 16 to 18 years old. The four men then demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone, according to The Trentonian.

“No injuries were sustained by the victim and no weapons were used or displayed, but the victim believed the perpetrators may have been armed,” according to the text message and email sent around on the night of Oct. 16.

The suspects threatened to pull a gun on the victim, but never exposed one, Marruca told The Trentonian.


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