Two 19-year-old Rochester residents were arrested on robbery charges by the Rochester Police Department, in connection with an incident in Feb. 26 involving two Eastman School of Music students, according to UR Security Senior Investigator Dan Lafferty.

The students were approached by the two suspects while they were walking on East Main Street near Liberty Pole Way around 6:45 p.m.

The suspects asked for money and when refused by the victims, the suspects continued blocking their path, according to UR Security.

One suspect threatened and showed signs of possessing a weapon.

However, none was actually displayed or used, according to UR Security.

One of the victims was punched in the face and had his wallet stolen. The second victim escaped without injury or having any of his property stolen.

Although the suspects then tried to escape, police were summoned and a K-9 unit was able to track the suspects to the area of Manhattan Square Apartments.

The suspects were identified as Aaron Jackson and Antoine Kendrick, according to Lafferty.

They were arrested on robbery and grand larceny charges and taken into custody by RPD.

The student who was punched refused medical treatment. The case is currently pending adjudication, according to UR Security.

Suspect arrested in Eastman Place

Rochester resident Earl Brigham was arrested on trespass charges after he was found in Sibley Library in Eastman Place, according to UR Security.

A graduate student using a computer reported having felt something touch her back on two occasions, and when she turned around, she saw the suspect crouched down on the floor behind her, according to UR Security.

He departed when she left to summon security.

Officers located the suspect and RPD officers arrived on scene, according to Lafferty.

The suspect has a history at UR and has been issued a barment letter telling him that he is not to return to the property.

The student involved was not injured but found the incident unsettling and alarming, according to Lafferty.

Two thefts reported in Wilder Tower

In two separate incidents, two students residing on the eighth and ninth floors of Wilder Tower reported the theft of their electronic games and controllers from their suites.

The first theft occurred between Feb. 18 and Feb. 19.

A PlayStation as well as two games, valued at an estimated $190, were reported to be taken, according to Lafferty.

The second theft occurred between Feb. 24 and Feb. 27, when a PlayStation, Game Cube, four controllers and four games, valued at an estimated $460, were taken.

In both cases, the students reported that their suites were unsecured and unattended.

The students have not filed a police report at this time, according to UR Security.

Information provided by UR Security.

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