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This evening, Sunday, September 29, 2013, Tufts University Police spoke with a student who reported being the victim of an unarmed robbery that occurred on Wareham Street in Medford, Ma. at approximately 2:30 am on Sunday, September 29, 2013.  The victim was walking home and while walking on Wareham Street the suspect came up from behind her and struck her on the head, causing the victim to fall to the ground and drop her wallet, which the suspect picked up. The victim screamed at the suspect, causing neighbors to come out, who yelled as well. The suspect fled toward Main Street, Medford. The Medford Police and Emergency Medical Services responded. The victim was treated on scene and taken to her home.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, about 6 feet, 2 inches, to 6 feet, 3 inches tall. He was in his mid to late twenties, wearing light colored jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Medford Police are investigating this incident and have increased patrols in the area. Tufts University Police will assist and have also increased patrols in the area.


* Walk confidently and with purpose, always being aware of your surroundings.

* Don’t be distracted with electronic devices

* Walk with others. If you must travel alone at night, utilize the GoSafe service, which is available sunset to sunrise each day of the week by calling the Tufts Police at 617-627-3030 or x73030 from a campus phone.

* Report any suspicious person(s) or circumstances to the Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 or x66911 from a campus phone, or call 9-1-1 for local police.

* Program the Tufts Police emergency telephone number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency: 617-627-6911

If you have any information regarding the above incidents please contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-627-3030 or x73030 from a campus phone.

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