Two robberies and a burglary reported near Yale University are under investigation.
Police are investigating multiple recent robberies involving Yale University students and a burglary near campus.
The first incident was reported on Nov. 10 at 11:11 p.m. in the area of 1179 Chapel St. where a student of the school was approached by a man dressed in all black who said he had a knife and demanded her purse, according to a statement from Anthony Campbell, chief of police at the Yale Police Department.
The man took the victim’s purse and fled toward Dwight Street.
That Chapel Street incident was followed by a robbery the next day at 10:12 p.m. in the area of Mansfield and Compton Streets, where a graduate student was robbed at gunpoint by a man dressed in all black. The robber took the victim’s wallet and fled toward Sachem Street, Campbell said.
No injuries were reported in either robbery.
Police are still investigating both robberies and have increased patrols in the area of both incidents.
The robberies were followed by a violent burglary reported on Mansfield Street this past weekend, Campbell said. A person affiliated with Yale awoke at 1:04 a.m. on Saturday to find a man dressed in all black in their apartment, according to the chief.
The man assaulted the victim before fleeing on a bicycle on Mansfield Street toward Compton Street, Campbell said.
The victim required medical treatment, the chief said.
Anyone with information on the burglary or the recent robberies has been asked to contact New Haven police at 203-946-6316 or Yale police at 203-432-4400.