NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man delivering a food order to a city residence was attacked by two robbers who punched the victim and stole the food and personal property, Rutgers University police said in an alert issued today.
The victim, who was robbed at an off-campus location, was the second delivery man attacked in five days.
The latest robbery occurred Saturday about 8 p.m. on Dix Street between Hamilton Street and Central Avenue, police said.
They said the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that as he was walking up to a resident to deliver food, he saw four males sitting on the front steps of the residence.
The victim told police that one of the four men approached him and snatched the food from him while a second man struck him once with a closed fist. The robbers then removed items of value from the victim and fled in an unknown direction, authorities said.
They said no weapons were used in this incident and the victim sustained a minor injury and refused further medical attention on the scene.
Police said there were only limited descriptions of the robbers at this time.
New Brunswick police are investigating the robbery and urge anybody with information about this crime, or who may have been in the area at the time, to call the Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5217.
On March 12, a delivery man brought food to a Baldwin Street home about 11:53 p.m., and as he got back in his car, another man entered the vehicle and put a hard object against victim's side. A second man then entered the vehicle and stole items of value, police said.