Department of Public Safety
June 15, 2022



Timely Warning

The Brown University Department of Public Safety provides this notice in compliance with the Timely Notice provision of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.


On, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 1:30 am in the area of Thayer Street between Meeting and Cushing Streets, the Brown University Department of Public Safety was flagged down by an unaffiliated person, who wished to report that he had been assaulted and robbed of his vehicle. The person was walking from a restaurant when he was attacked from behind and struck in the head several times by an unknown assailant. The assailant was demanding that the victim hand over his car keys. The victim eventually complied and the suspect fled the scene with his vehicle, a white Dodge Charger. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention. The vehicle was recovered a short time later in Norwood, MA. This matter is under investigation by the Providence Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Providence Police Department at 401-272-3121 or the Brown University Department of Public Safety at 401-863-3322.


The Brown University campus community is always encouraged to take the following steps to keep yourself and others safe:

• Be aware of your surroundings
• Please travel on well-lit streets and throughways
• Report suspicious behavior, even when you are not directly threatened
• If you feel unsafe in any situation, trust your instincts and call Brown DPS at 401-863-3322 or the Providence Police at 401-272-3121

Please review the Brown DPS web page for additional safety awareness information and resources.


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