Police would not confirm social media rumors of a rash of armed robberies that have occurred on or around NJIT's campus, but authorities urged staff and students to 'always be aware of their surroundings' and contact police if they observe suspicious activities.
In one incident confirmed by college security officials, authorities on the campus of NJIT are investigating an armed robbery that targeted two victims Thursday morning in Newark.
According to police, the incident was reported by two victims at approximately 4:45 a.m. in the vicinity of 150 Bleeker Streeter.
Police say the victims told them that two masked male suspects approached armed with guns and demanded personal possessions then took cell phones, cash and other items before fleeing from the scene.
According to police, one of the suspects was a white-skinned male - who was last observed wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans and a dark face covering. Police say the remaining suspect was a black male who wore a yellow hooded sweatshirt and green pants.