Seton Hall students robbed at gunpoint

Update, 3:05 p.m.: According to Gary Christie, assistant director of Public Safety and Security, the South Orange Police Department is still investigating last night’s robbery, and updated information may be released soon.

Christie added that until the South Orange police release further information, there is “really no additional information that we can provide.”

According to Christie, Public Safety tries to maintain a security presence at the campus gates at night. This presence includes University employed police officers, as well as Public Safety and Securitas personnel.

“(The) South Orange Police Department takes these incidents seriously and responds aggressively to investigate and adjust patrol strategies,” Christie said in an email. “The reality is that most incidents like these occur blocks from campus, and (the) South Orange Police Department has made arrests in the majority of incidents that have occurred on property that is contiguous to campus.”

Update, 1:23 a.m.: According to a broadcast email sent at 1:13 a.m., two University students entering the Wilden Gate were approached by two male suspects at approximately 11:50 p.m. Thursday night.

According to the email, the students were robbed of money at gunpoint, and the suspects fled on foot towards Ivy Hill after the robbery.

The victims were not injured, the email said.

According to the email, the first suspect was described as a “black male with a beard, 6 feet tall, late teens, wearing a grey hoodie with stripes, armed with a black handgun.” The second suspect was described as a “black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, late teens, wearing a dark hoodie.”

The South Orange Police Department is still investigating the incident, according to the email.

A Seton Hall student was robbed at gunpoint near Wilden Place, according to a PirateAlert received around 12:50 this morning.

The voice message advised students to stay away from that area at this time and added there would be an email sent to students soon with more details.

Keep checking for the latest updates on this developing story.

Author: Staff Writer

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