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Arrests made in Rowan robberies

December 11, 2008 9:51:12 AM PST
Police in Gloucester County have arrested three people in connection with the armed robberies of Rowan University students last month.Wednesday morning at 10:30, officials will release the latest details on arrests of robbery suspects.

All they said Wednesday night is that they were not students here.

Many students at Rowan University feel more at ease with news of the arrests in Salem County.

The school says the suspects were arrested this afternoon in connection with two strong-arm robberies that happened November 11.

Rowan spokesman Joe Cardona says eyewitness accounts and an investigation by school police, Glassboro police and Salem County prosecutor's office led to the arrests.

The school e-mailed students and staff updating them about the case.

Remo Cocco, a sophomore, says even with increased security around campus, safety has been a concern.

The robberies occurred almost one year to the day that 19-year old Donald Farrell, a Rowan student, was attacked by five men just outside a convenience store near campus. His murder remains unsolved.

To help prevent tragic situations like that, Rowan's board of trustees approved the purchase of special camera equipment.

School spokesperson says there is no evidence suspects are linked to Donald Farrell's murder, but there is still a $100,000 reward for information leading to his killers.

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