Suspects caught by Rowan Police after assault near Wellness Center

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Winans Hall, also known as the Wellness Center. -Photo Editor/Amanda Palma

Three suspects were identified and arrested by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety after investigations of a robbery, which occurred on Route 322 near Winans Hall on Feb. 5, were conducted, according to a Rowan Advisory email sent out to students yesterday.

As reported in an earlier story by The Whit, three black male suspects robbed two Rowan students outside of Winans Hall. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and assaulted one of the victims, Assistant Vice President Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kantner confirmed.

Two of the assailants were minors, one 16 years old and another 17 years old, with the third suspect, Zhyace Gilmore, being age 18. All three live in Sicklerville and were charged with numerous criminal counts, including first-degree armed robbery and third-degree aggravated assault, according to information provided by Kantner.

Formal charges and arrests were made last week with the final suspect placed into custody on Feb. 24, Kantner said in a statement over email.

“Our detectives are very proactive and developed leads from the get go,” Kantner said. “We take incidents like this very seriously and we’ll investigate them to the fullest.”

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