Timely Warning – near the SMFA Campus

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 28, 2017, Tufts Police were informed of an incident that occurred in Evans Way Park.The incident involved 2 non-Tufts affiliates. The victims were assaulted and one of the victims was robbed of their back pack.

The victims described the suspects as follows: 5 African American males. The victims stated the suspects fled toward Ward Street. Boston Police along with MassArt Police and Wentworth Police conducted a search of the area with negative results.

While victims of crimes are never to blame for criminal activity, TUPD recommends the following risk reduction and safety precautions:

  • Remain alert and observant of the people around you.
  • If you think someone is following you, move quickly toward an open store or restaurant. Don’t be afraid to call out for help.
  • Stick to well-lit and well-travelled routes and walk with friends whenever possible.
  • Utilize the SafeRide service.  Members of the Boston SMFA campus can dial Tufts Police at (617) 627-3030.
  • Program the Tufts Police number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).
  • Report any suspicious persons or circumstances to Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 or dial 911 for off campus emergencies.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Boston detectives directly at (617) 343-4248. Community members wanting to assist in the investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463) or you can contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-627-3030 from off-campus or a cell phone. From the Boston Health Sciences or Medford/Somerville campus phone dial X-66610.

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