The Brown University Department of Public Safety is informing the campus community of an assault and robbery that occurred on Meeting Street. 


On 3/21/16, at approximately 8:45 P.M., a Brown University student was assaulted and robbed while walking on Meeting Street, between Prospect and Brown Street. The student was approached by an unidentified male, brandishing a knife who demanded the student’s wallet. The suspect fled west on Meeting Street toward the downtown area.

The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5’9”, average build, dark hair, with a scruffy face wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with Patriots written across the chest. The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Brown University Department of Public Safety at 401-863-3322 or the Providence Police Department at 401-272-3121.

The Department of Public Safety has increased patrols in the area. Community members are encouraged to visit the Department of Public Safety’s website for important safety awareness information.