New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery on Saturday October 17, at approximately 11:55 P.M. in the area of Somerset Street and Maple Street, according to a Rutgers University crime alert.
According to police radio transmissions, a male suspect approached a female victim near Loui Pizza City on Somerset Street.
The police said the suspect then fled the area on foot heading east on Somerset Street, and a dispatcher told officers he may have ducked into a backyard. The Rutgers crime alert said that the victim, who is unaffiliated with the school, told police the perpetrator approached her armed with a small knife, and demanded she hand over her purse.
The suspect was described as male between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a black mask with all black clothing.
NBPD is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information to please contact their Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.