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Two Yale students were robbed at gunpoint in a Timothy Dwight College suite in the early hours of Monday morning, according to a University-wide email sent by Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins at 3:38 a.m.
When confronted by the two students, the intruder brandished a handgun and stole a computer before fleeing the college, Higgins wrote in the email. Neither student reported physical injuries. YPD officers are investigating and have increased patrols in the area.
At around 1:30 a.m., the two students posted on Facebook about the incident. One wrote in a post in the TD Facebook group that the door to her suite was unlocked at the time of the incident.
“The [perpetrator] left the entryway and we are not sure where he went,” the student wrote. “Anyone in the area — please lock your doors and stay safe.”
Police seem to have been quick to respond to the incident. Sweyn Venderbush ’18 commented on one of the Facebook posts two minutes after it went online that he had seen “8 police cars in the past 2 minutes” while walking across campus. Venderbush told the News that he saw a police car drive “full speed through the walkway in front of Sterling” and an officer on a bicycle “booking it in the direction of TD.”
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