Safety Alert – Unarmed Robbery

On Wednesday March 16, the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) learned from the Medford Police Department that Medford Police responded to an unarmed robbery on Hillsdale Road at approximately 8:15 p.m.  

The victim, a Tufts student, reported that two males followed him and stopped him outside his residence. The males demanded the victim’s backpack and removed a MacBook Air laptop and an iPhone 6. The victim was not physically injured. Medford Police conducted a search of the area with negative results.

The victim described the suspects as Black males, one approximately  6 feet 2 inches tall and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, and the other approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, also wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Precautions:

While those who commit such crimes are fully responsible for those acts, TUPD recommends the following risk reduction and safety precautions:

* Remain alert and observe people around you.

* Report any suspicious persons or circumstances to Tufts Police immediately at x66911 (617-627-6911 from off-campus or a cell phone) or dial 911 for the local police.

* Utilize the SafeRide service by calling Tufts Police at x73030 (617-627-3030 from off-campus or cell phone).

Program the Tufts Police number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).

If you have information regarding the above incident, please contact Medford Police at 781-395-1212 or TUPD at x73030 from any on-campus phone or by calling 617-627-3030 from off-campus or when using a cell phone.

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