- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say an armed man who robbed a home where some Rutgers University fraternity members live apparently targeted the residence because he believed drugs and cash were stored inside.

New Brunswick police say eight Rutgers students were in the Robinson Street residence when the home invasion robbery occurred around 12:10 am Tuesday. Four of the victims are members of the TKE fraternity who live in the home.

Authorities say the victims initially were reluctant to cooperate with police, and it’s not clear if the robber took any cash or items before fleeing on foot. Authorities say the man brandished a handgun during the robbery, but no injuries were reported.

As detectives investigated the robbery, they saw large quantities of cash along with drugs and drug paraphernalia in certain areas of the house. They say the initial investigation suggests the suspect knew about drug activity in the house and targeted the home for those proceeds.

Authorities say it’s possible the four frat members and/or their four guests could face criminal charges, but they noted that the investigation is ongoing. The victims’ names have not been released.

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