Attempted Armed Robbery

A message from Chief Ronnell A. Higgins

To the Yale Community,

I write to let you know that an attempted armed robbery occurred this evening at approximately 7:29 pm in the area of 450 Temple Street. A Yale professor was walking in the area of Temple and Trumbull Streets when approached by a male wearing a ski mask, brandishing a handgun, and demanding money. The male fled into a silver sedan, possibly a Honda or a Mazda, driven by another individual. Nothing was taken, and no physical injuries were reported. The New Haven police are investigating. The Yale Police are working collaboratively with New Haven Police to identify those responsible.
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If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the New Haven Police at (203) 946-6316 or the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or send an anonymous text tip through the LiveSafe app.
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For more crime prevention and safety tips please visit the
Stay Safe on Campus page on It’s Your Yale. As a general reminder, it is important to maintain awareness of your surroundings. Avoid displaying valuables such as cash or portable electronic devices. It is also a good idea to note the location of blue phones along your route.

The Yale Police provide services and information for crime victims which can be accessed by calling 203-432-4400.


Ronnell A. Higgins

Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

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