Rowan student assaulted, robbed on campus

A Rowan University student was assaulted and robbed of a backpack on campus in Glassboro on Tuesday, officials said.

The crime happened between Chestnut Hall and Edgewood Park Apartments. The university sent out an alert stating that “a male student was assaulted and robbed of his backpack.” The university said no weapon was used.

The university later reported that the suspects had been identified “and police are currently apprehending them.”

Joe Cardona, vice president for university relations, said in an email that “it was a personal dispute between some individuals that started off campus, but then moved on campus.” The incident was still being treated as a crime, he said.

The victim did not require medical treatment, Cardona said.