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Yale warns community after gun fires during graduate student robbery

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Yale University. (WFSB file photo) Yale University. (WFSB file photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

School officials at Yale University in New Haven are warning the community about a robbery and shots fired incident that happened near campus.

Yale police Chief Ronnell Higgins said in a letter to the Yale community that a graduate student was walking west on Edwards Street near Whitney Avenue when he was approached by two men.

One of the suspects showed a handgun and demanded the student’s wallet.

Higgins said a struggle ensued and a shot was fired.

The two suspects fled with the victim’s wallet and phone to a dark-colored vehicle with partial Connecticut registration 7ARWT. The driver headed east on Edwards Street toward State Street.

No one was hurt and New Haven police are investigating, according to Higgins.

Police sought to remind students to walk in well-lit and populated areas and avoid displaying valuables like cash or electronics.

Higgins said Yale offers security services like shuttles and escorts. They can be contacted at 203-432-9455.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Yale police at 203-432-4400.

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