On Friday Oct. 8, an armed robbery occurred at the West Trenton home of College students.
Ewing Township police told The Times of Trenton that the home, located on the 2000 block of Stuyvesant Avenue, was invaded right before 11 a.m.
Prior to the robbery, a man knocked at the door, asking for someone named “Tyrone.” When one of the four residents informed him that “Tyrone” did not live at the house, he left. Shortly thereafter, two armed robbers forced themselves into the home, one through the front entrance and another through the rear entrance, The Times wrote.
The residents gave up a wallet, an iPod, money, and a payroll check to the suspects, who were described as wearing dark clothing and having covered faces, police said. No injuries were reported.
The incident was deemed unusual by police since daytime home invasions are not common in the township, The Times stated.
Another home was invaded in Hamilton Township.
The Hamilton incident, which also occurred during the day, took place on Reeger Avenue. Nothing was stolen, but police said one victim was pistol-whipped.
Detectives in Hamilton will be speaking with nearby police departments about similar crimes, police said.
Ewing Township’s Lt. Jerry Jacobs offered this advice to the College community: “If you see anything suspicious, or as soon as something happens that makes you feel uncomfortable, contact police and let us take care of it … be aware of your surroundings.”