By Olivia Kalentek
Connecticut (WFSB) – A criminal investigation is underway at New Haven University following a theft that took place earlier this morning.
According to Adam Brown, police chief of the University of New Haven, at around 12:20 a.m. this morning, a car entered the main campus of the university. The car pulled to a stop near Store C when a man got out of the backseat on the passenger side and approached two students walking on campus.
The man held up one of the students at gunpoint, stealing a purse and then leaving in the same car according to Brown.
The man was described as a dark-skinned man of about 5’8 ”of average build, wearing dark clothing and a black ski mask. Police describe him as 18 to 20 years old.
New Haven University Police and West Haven Police responded to the scene immediately.
Police said a criminal investigation is currently being conducted by the Detectives Division of the West Haven Police Department.
The New Haven University Police Department said it was increasing security patrols on and around the university.
Officers ask community members to always be vigilant.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the New Haven University Police Department at (203) 932-7014.
New Haven University police say emergencies can be reported by calling 911, using the LiveSafe app, or contacting their emergency line at (203) 932-7070.
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