The Brown University Department of Public Safety is informing the campus community of a robbery that occurred on Prospect Street between Bowen and Cushing Street.


On 11/03/2015, at approximately 2:30 P.M., a Brown University student while walking on Prospect Street, between Bowen and Cushing Street, was approached by two unidentified males who demanded her cell phone. The student complied and was not injured. The suspects fled on foot, northbound on Prospect Street. The victim provided the following description:

Suspect 1:  male, approximately 14-16 years of age, approximately 5’4”

Suspect 2:  male, approximately 14-16 years of age, wearing a red and black hooded sweatshirt, with short curly hair.

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. Any information provided will be kept confidential.

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