The Brown University Department of Public Safety would like to notify the community of an attempted robbery that occurred on November 18, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm.
On Friday, November 18, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm, a Brown University student was walking on Thayer Street near Keene Street. He reported being approached from behind by five male suspects. The suspects were described as being 15-18 years old, wearing black hooded sweatshirts. The suspects assaulted the student, then attempted to take his backpack. The five suspects were last seen running north on Thayer Street toward Hope Street.
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.