Public Safety Advisory- Armed Robbery Henry and Canal Streets April 19, 2022

A message from Chief Ronnell A. Higgins

To the Yale Community,

I write to let you know of an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 3:07 pm in the vicinity of Canal and Henry Streets. A New Haven resident was walking on the canal line when he was approached by two unknown men. The two brandished a handgun, threatened the victim, and demanded his property. The victim complied. The unknown men fled toward Hamden. One individual was dressed entirely in black and the other wore a colorful jacket and jeans. No physical injuries were reported. The New Haven Police are investigating. The Yale Police have increased patrols in the area and are working with the 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 Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or send an anonymous text tip through our LiveSafe app. As you traverse campus, please take note of the Blue Phone locations which can be used to contact the Yale Police.
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Ronnell A. Higgins

Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

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