|One man and one woman were allegedly robbedon Sundaynight at10 p.m.on Charlton Street between Nassau Street and William Street, close to the Engineering Quadrangle and Princeton University Press, according to a Princeton Police press release and an email sent to undergraduate studentsMondayafternoon by Department of Public Safety Administrative Captain Donald Reichling.
The two victims told police who arrived on the scene that several black males in their late teens to early 20s stole cash, credit cards and a cell phone after allegedly threatening them with a stun gun. Police added that the female victim was allegedly forced to the ground and suffered a headinjury. The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad treated her on the scene, but she refused further medical attention, according to the police.
After hearing the victims’ descriptions of the alleged perpetrators, police arrested two suspects — 19-year-old Antonio Lewis of Trenton and 19-year-old Manuel Alicea of Ewing, N.J. — in connection with thealleged robbery. The two were held pending the setting of bail by a Mercer County superior court judge.
Reichling’s email, which referred to the two alleged victims as a couple, noted that a third suspect was still at large.
Princeton Police Sergeant Mike Cifelli said the department notified Public Safety of the incident, a procedure that is standard due to the proximity to campus.
“We try to work in concert with the University whenever we have an incident like this,” Cifelli said.
Cifelli said he could not confirm whether the two alleged victims were related to the University. Public Safety Director of Operations Stefanie Karp said that to the best of her knowledge, the two were not affiliated with the University.