The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating two burglaries that reportedly occurred on Saturday within homes on Morrell Street and Ray Street near the College Avenue campus, according to a University-wide email.
The victims of the first incident, who are affiliated with the University, reported that a male perpetrator entered their home through an unlocked basement door at approximately 3:37 a.m.
The perpetrator was approached by several individuals once inside, fleeing the area on foot after the confrontation, according to the email. He did not remove any items of value from the residence.
In the second incident, the victims, who are also affiliated with the University, reported that a male perpetrator gained access to their residence through an unsecured basement door at approximately 3:39 a.m. The perpetrator was confronted by residents and left the area on foot without taking items of value from the home.
In both of the incidents, the perpetrator was described as being a young, Hispanic male with curly hair who is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, according to the email. He was reportedly wearing a black jacket, red hoodie and carried two bags.
Anyone with information concerning the incident or who may have been around at the time should contact the NBPD.
The Rutgers University Police Department told students to make sure windows and doors to residences are closed and locked, stay alert to surroundings and report suspicious activity or individuals to police, according to the email. Escorts are also available to members of the Rutgers community upon request.