The Brown University Department of Public Safety is informing the campus community of a robbery that occurred on Brook Street.


On 5/21/16, at approximately 2:15 A.M., a Brown University student was robbed while walking on Brook Street, between Meeting and Waterman Street. The student was approached by an unidentified male displaying a firearm, who demanded the bags the student was carrying. The student complied and was not injured. Suspect left the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly 26-30 years old, approximately 5'8", thin muscular build, wearing a white tee shirt with baggy sleeves, dark pants and black baseball cap. 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.