Department of Public Safety
October 23, 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 Sunday, October 23, 2022, at approximately 0332, the Brown University Department of Public Safety was notified of a Robbery involving two members of the Brown University community. Both community members were walking east on Power Street towards Thayer Street when they were confronted by eight young males, all wearing hooded apparel. The group circled the two community members. One of the young males reached his hand into his waistband and demanded the two community members empty their pockets. The two community members complied, and ultimately nothing was taken. The eight unknown young males were last seen running toward Thayer Street. 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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