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Male Arrested for Attempted Robbery of Mini-Market on Rutgers Newark Campus


By: Tracie Carter

Rutgers Police arrested a suspect responsible for attempting to rob a store on their campus Tuesday evening. 

According to reports, Rutgers and NJIT Police officers engaged in a foot pursuit of an armed suspect who reportedly attempted to rob the EZ Mart store located at 155 University Avenue around 7:45 p.m. 

Police say the black male suspect entered the establishment with a sharp object and approached employees. 

The suspect was taken into custody on the nearby NJIT campus without further incident. 

No physical injuries were reported. 

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