Freshman robbed over break by two men at Whalley Ave. Rite Aid

A Silliman freshman was robbed last Monday evening at the Rite Aid on Whalley Ave. near Dwight St. by two men riding bicycles.

Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said the robbery took place around 5:45 p.m. when the two men in their late 20s or early 30s rode up behind Kevin Symcox ’10, who was staying on campus over Thanksgiving break. One of the men grabbed Symcox’s arms and held them behind the student’s back, Patten said. The other man then removed the student’s wallet from his pants pocket, and both robbers rode away on their bikes.

Patten said the student was not injured in the incident and that his wallet was recovered nearby.

The YPD is still investigating the robbery, and no arrests have been made, Patten said.

This is the first robbery of a Yale student near campus since the start of the semester. The number of robberies of Yale students has fallen sharply since last year.

—Charlotte Martin

Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said the robbery took place around 5:45 p.m. when the two men in their late 20s or early 30s rode up behind Kevin Symcox ’10, who was staying on campus over Thanksgiving break. One of the men grabbed Symcox’s arms and held them behind the student’s back, Patten said. The other man then removed the student’s wallet from his pants pocket, and both robbers rode away on their bikes.

Patten said the student was not injured in the incident and that his wallet was recovered nearby.

The YPD is still investigating the robbery, and no arrests have been made, Patten said.

This is the first robbery of a Yale student near campus since the start of the semester. The number of robberies of Yale students has fallen sharply since last year.

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