Providence College sends warning to students after recent uptick in crime

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)-Providence College sent a warning to students on Friday, after a group of students was robbed and assaulted in the city.

The group was walking near Tyndall Avenue and Chad Brown Street when a group of males approached them, according to the warning.

The males, ages ranging from 16-19 years old, punched and kicked the students.

One student reported that their iPhone, school ID card, and credit cards had been stolen.

In the warning, the school mentions that other crimes have been happening in the Elmhurst section of the city as well.

“There have been reports of strong-arm robberies, breaking and entering and thefts from vehicles in the area,” the warning read.

The school’s Office of Public Safety is reminding students to be aware of their surroundings, to walk in groups and in well-lit areas, secure their valuables, and the lock their doors and windows.

The Providence Police Department is investigating the aforementioned incidents.

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